Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Domestic violence appears to be on the rise, however, that may mean that it is being reported more often. October is being hailed as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to raise awareness of efforts to end violence against women and their children. See information below.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Oct. 1-31.The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and The Department of Homeland Security announced the launch of key programs and events to educate Internet users of all ages about safe online practices throughout October in observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Browse http://www.staysafeonline.info/
Adopt-a-Shelter Month. Oct. 1–31. To promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters, the ASPCA sponsors this important observance. For more information, browse www.aspca.org.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct. 1-31. Visit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for information concerning breast cancer. This year, The Komen Foundation is launching the "Passionately Pink
for the Cure" program, asking us to wear pink on a day of our choice. For more information, please browse
Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Oct. 1–31. To raise awareness of efforts to end violence against women and their children. For more information, browse www.ncadv.org.
Eat Better, Eat Together Month. Oct. 1–31. To encourage families to eat together. Research indicates that children who eat with their families not only have better nutrition, but they do better in school and have fewer behavior problems. For more information, browse http://nutrition.wsu.edu/ebet/index.html.
Emotional Wellness Month. Oct. 1–31.Get more out of every day with laughter and enjoyment. A time to reduce stress and seek moderation in mood swings. Balance your activities to support your emotional estate, and keep your positive attitude. For more information, browse www.wordsofwellness.com.
Halloween Safety Month. Oct. 1–31. There are steps you can take to make it a safe Halloween for children and teens. For more information, browse www.preventblindness .com.
National Go On A Field Trip Month. Oct. 1–31. A month to highlight the importance of the field trip as a way to help children learn. Studies show that children learn 40 percent to 60 percent more outside the classroom, and the field trip is a great way to teach valuable life skills and career education. For more information, browse www.fieldtripfactory.com.
Mental Illness Awareness Week. Oct. 1–7. To increase public awareness of the causes of, symptoms of and treatment for mental illnesses. For more information, browse www.psych.org.
National Work From Home Week. Oct. 1–7. A week to celebrate the trends, technology and tactics that allow millions of Americans to work from home as entrepreneurs and corporate teleworkers. For more information, browse www.chiefhomeofficer.com.
Squirrel Awareness Week. To honor one of our friendliest forms of wildlife: squirrels. For more information, browse www.thesquirrelloversclub.com.
Improve Your Home Office Week. Oct. 9–13. Spend the week improving the way you work from home—find the best place to work, equip your office with the right technology, make your home office fit your work style. For more information, browse www.homeofficelife.com.
National School Bus Safety Week. Oct. 15–21. This week is set aside to focus attention on school bus safety—from the standpoint of the bus drivers, the students and the motoring public. For more information, browse www.napt.org.
Freedom From Bullies Week. Oct. 16–22. To encourage support, inspiration and peace for people suffering health-endangering bullying. For more information browse www.bullybusters.org or www.bullyinginstitute.org.
Intergeneration Day. Oct. 1. Connecting generations through communication, celebration and education. For more information, browse www.intergeneration.org.
Columbus Day. Oct. 9. Commemorates the landfall of Columbus in the New World.
National Boss Day. Oct. 16. The story begins with Patricia Bays Haroski. Haroski was an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Ill. in 1958. That same year, she registered "National Boss Day" the with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The October 16 date was chosen because is was her father’s birthday and she felt that he was an ideal boss.
Eid-Al-Fitr: Celebrating The Fast. Oct. 24. To celebrate the completion of Ramadan fasting, usually lasting for several days.
Halloween. Oct. 31. An ancient celebration combining Druid autumn festival and Christian customs.