Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the Military

Domestic Abuse Awareness MonthSometimes the hardest wounds to treat are those that you cannot see. When these wounds are left untreated or undiagnosed, they can wreak havoc on a Service member’s life and the lives of those around them. Any combination of invisible wounds, injuries incurred in the line of duty, and transition back to civilian life can amplify the stress on Service members and their families, increasing the chance for unhealthy or abusive relationships to develop. The Department of Defense (DoD) is fully committed to strengthening military families and preventing domestic abuse. For the month of October, Military OneSource (Military Community and Family Policy) is highlighting resources available to Service members and their families to help support healthy relationships. They offer resources to help with everything from financial management, to communicating as a couple, to preparing a child to see an injured Service member for the first time. If you have a question and you’re not sure where to go, visit your installation’s family center or call the Military OneSource line at 1-800-342-9647.

For resources on healthy relationships, visit:

Military OneSource Healthy Relationship Resources

For more information about child abuse and domestic abuse, visit:

Military OneSource Domestic Abuse Resources