It’s not your fault, help is always here

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  • By JBLE Family Advocacy Program
  • 633rd Medical Operations Squadron

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it’s the time of the year to bring awareness to this serious issue and to educate the community on the resources that are available for those affected. 

Do you know someone in your life that has been affected by domestic violence?  If you have a friend, a family member or co-worker you probably do.

The term domestic violence can also be known as intimate partner violence. Intimate partner violence includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and stalking by a current or former partner or spouse.

Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate and anyone can be a victim.

More than one in three women and more than one in four men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2010 Summary Report.

It is important to recognize the signs of domestic violence and be able to provide support. Some characteristics of an unhealthy relationship are control, verbal abuse, isolation from family and friends and stalking.

If you know someone who is experiencing any form of intimate partner violence express your concern for their safety and provide resources for assistance and support.

Joint Base Langley Eustis Family Advocacy Program provides prevention and intervention services for domestic violence through a wide variety of classes and groups, community outreach and leadership education.  

If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence help is available. Victim Advocates are on-call 24/7 for crisis intervention, safety planning, and resources.

For more information you can call the Fort Eustis FAP office 757-878-0807 and the Langley FAP office 757-764-2427, or our 24/7 crisis afterhours line at 757-276-1090 and 757-846-1777.