October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 17 is World Poverty Day

The Women’s Programs Office maintains a list of national domestic violence resources along with domestic violence resources in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

The Violence Prevention Office (VPO) coordinates APA’s activities related to violence and injury prevention and treatment. The office provides training and technical assistance and disseminates information on topics associated with child maltreatment, media violence, youth violence, and intimate partner violence. The Effective Providers for Child Victims of Violence Program is a program that works to reduce the gap in supporting children and adolescents victimized by violence by developing a national training plan curriculum and materials to disseminate research-based knowledge and skills on victimization and treatment to victim service providers.

The Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) recognizes and supports UN World Poverty Day 2011.

In 1993, the United Nations established October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, also known as World Poverty Day,  to promote the awareness of global poverty and the need to eradicate destitution worldwide. For 2011, the 18th anniversary of the UN’s awareness day, the APA Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) has collaborated with the APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) on a social media based campaign to generate psychology’s awareness of global poverty. In the days and weeks leading to next UN World Poverty Day, October 17, 2011, CSES and CIRP will use Twitter, Facebook, and APA.org to launch their outreach campaign.