Go Purple - November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Go Purple

In Alberta, November is Family Violence Prevention Month, an opportunity to raise public awareness around family violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.

Family violence is an all too real experience for many. Rates of family violence increase during and following a public health crisis, and with the added financial stress caused by COVID-19, abuse is more likely to increase in unhealthy relationships.

Isolation is a risk factor for family violence. Many use the support of family and friends to manage their situation, but with COVID-19, the increased need to practice social distancing and self-isolation make individuals more vulnerable, especially children and older adults.

To show your support to end family violence, Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support is asking Kneehill Area residents to ‘Go Purple’ on Friday November 27 and show support for the victims. We encourage you to dress in purple, put up purple lights or wear a purple ribbon! It may encourage someone to get the help they need.

If you are in need of help, please call the Family Violence Information Line Toll Free at 310-1818. More resources can also be found online at the Government of Alberta’s Family Violence Prevention page.