Northville school district holds walk against DV
NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School District went purple for Domestic Violence awareness month.
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) sponsored the first annual domestic violence walk on Monday.
There was also a coin drive set up with all proceeds supporting the victims of domestic violence.
Students, parents and faculty of Northville Central School District started their walk at 3 p.m. and made their way through Northville starting at the main entrance to the school. They then went down Third Street, past the laundromat, up Main Street and back to the main entrance of the school.
Everyone participating in the walk was wearing purple and some were carrying signs.
Some of the signs said, “Keep calm and stop domestic violence,” “Stop the violence,” “Stop domestic violence” and “Hands are not for hitting.”
At the end of the walk, faculty of the Northville Central School District gave brief statements on domestic violence, identifying the signs of it and ways someone can help.
Shannon Payne, the SADD advisor said signs of someone who is violent in the relationship include someone who might discourage their partner from being with friends or family, making their partner feel guilty in the relationship no matter whose fault it is and preventing their partner from working so they know where they are at all times.
Payne said some ways people could help someone in a domestic violent relationship is to lend an ear, offer to help, be available to the person, reporting it and knowing what number to call like the domestic violence hotline, 1-800-799-7233, and always document any information about the domestic occurrences that could be useful.