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Domestic Violence Awareness Month observed in October
October marks the observance of domestic abuse as a serious public health issue and raises awareness of its negative impact on individuals, families, the military community, and our nation. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the Department of Defense (DoD) reinforces its commitment to preventing domestic abuse by providing resources that help couples maintain healthy relationships; protecting victims through reporting options that empower them to seek help and find safety; and holding offenders accountable through a coordinated community response.
On each installation, the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) works to reduce domestic violence through prevention and education. Programs, classes and seminars are provided to promote healthy relationships, strengthen families, and prevent abusive behavior.
The Family Advocacy Program is responsible for addressing reports of spouse and child abuse, and providing services to victims such crisis prevention, emergency shelter, and counseling. Other programs offered by FAP include:
- Victim Advocacy- provides support and assistance for victims of domestic violence and child abuse.
- New Parent Support Program- helps military families with young children adapt to parenthood and to thrive as healthy families.
For more information on activities and programs being offered during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, contact the Family Advocacy Program at 255-3898.