Every October the Marine Corps shines a spotlight on a serious and preventable public health issue, domestic violence. Domestic violence isn’t something that happens only to people we see on television or on the news. No one deserves to be abused and anyone can be a victim. Your co-worker, your neighbor, or your loved one could be in an unsafe relationship. Everyone should take a stand to stop domestic violence and keep our communities safe. Even the simplest of actions can help protect victims. Your concern and support can help change a person’s life.
Know the Warning Signs
What You Can Do
Preventing and responding to child abuse and domestic abuse allegations are the responsibility of all Marines. Domestic violence is preventable with the help of all members of the community.
If you or someone you know is being abused and is in immediate danger call 911. For assistance or additional resources, please contact your installation Family Advocacy Program, Military OneSource (800-342-9647), or the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233).
it can be challenging to determine if you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol. Knowing the signs of alcohol misuse is the first step to determining your course of action.
Some domestic violence victims have reported staying with an abusive partner because they did not want to leave their pet behind. Follow these steps to protect pets if you are afraid of them being hurt.
For Domestic Violence Awareness Month ensure that you are keeping your relationship healthy and strong by living by your core values.