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  • Domestic violence prevention during pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in global stay-at-home directives. This can place additional stress on family relationships, and can make existing negative situations worse. Keeping Airmen and their families safe is a critical priority for the Air Force during these challenging times. There are many resources available, such as Military One Source and national hotlines for domestic violence and suicide prevention.
  • Overcoming domestic violence: A story of resilience

    As a little boy, the Airman watched, terrified, as his father shoved his mother against a wall, screaming in her face. The angry shouts became muffled as he cupped his tiny hands around his ears in an attempt to escape the horror. But, for the longest time, he could not escape it.
  • Silent sufferers: Acknowledging male victims of domestic violence

    June is Men’s Health Month and a perfect time to highlight an important and overlooked issue. There is a general assumption that women are always the victims in an abusive relationship. Even in our progressive society, we continue to marginalize, isolate, and disbelieve the existence of domestic violence against men.
  • What hurts one affects all

    An average of 20 people per minute are victims of abuse in the United States. Local child protective services received an estimated 3.4 million referrals of children being abused or neglected in 2012 according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.