Special Feature: New Videos & “Shine the Light On Domestic Violence” Update
Finding Safety & Support: The Video!
OPDV recently completed a set of videos and corresponding public service announcements. “Finding Safety & Support: The Video” is produced in three short segments and is comprised of a combination of dramatization and portrayed testimonials. The topics, “Identifying Abuse,” “Planning for Safety” and “Getting Involved,” along with the theme, “Don’t Do Nothing,” are designed to raise awareness of the signs of domestic violence and provide ideas, suggestions and model behaviors so individuals can broach the subject with a friend or a loved one who may be abused in an intimate relationship, and let them know that help is available.
Musician Natalie Merchant is featured in the PSAs. All pieces can be viewed online. A User’s Guide is in development, so stay tuned to our website for notification of when it is available. For those without access to YouTube, please note that the three videos and two PSAs will be on our website in the early part of 2014. You can also contact us for a DVD copy by sending a request to email@example.com
Materials were unveiled at a press conference/screening. See the press release.
This was the sixth year of New York State’s “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” campaign. We are thrilled that so many people have made turning the state purple a part of their annual tradition in October. This year, once again, Niagara Falls, Times Square, the Mid-Hudson and Peace Bridges, city halls and county court houses turned purple. Some creative ideas included a park with 603 purple flags representing clients served during the previous year, a “Paint the Post Purple” competition on a military installation, parades of dogs wearing purple, and a purple scavenger hunt.
OPDV works to provide online resources for participants, including downloadable brochures, posters, and wallet cards. We also offer suggestions for how to go purple and provide customizable items such as a sample press release. Are there any resources you would like to see us develop? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Shine the Light” recognizes that a coordinated voice is a strong voice, magnifying individual efforts with the power of collaboration. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Visit OPDV’s page on Facebook to see sample photos. All photos will be on Facebook and the list of participants will be on the OPDV website by early spring. If your agency participated but isn’t listed, let us know. Participation materials for Shine the Light in 2014 will be available by early summer. Don’t miss out!