October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Recognize the signs and avoid the hazards. Intimate partner violence (IPV), often called domestic violence, is generally described as abuse within the context of an intimate partner relationship, where one partner asserts power and control over the other.  IPV includes four distinct types of maltreatment: physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect.  IPV affects millions of individuals, regardless of marital status, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, education, or economic status. 

According the current “DoD Report on Child Abuse and Neglect and Domestic Abuse in the Military for FY17” there were 916 incidents of intimate partner abuse that met criteria; 9 domestic violence related fatalities; and 323 of domestic violence related incidents meeting criteria for sexual abuse.  

Domestic Violence is Preventable!
Helpful information on IPV is available through the Family Advocacy Program 
DSN: 315 644-4196 or 090-6861-6151.

Helpful information for victims of IPV is available through the Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate DSN: 315 634-9982 or 090-6861-8042.