October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since its creation in 1989, October has been a time to build awareness around domestic abuse and be a voice for the survivors of domestic abuse. If you or someone you know is experiencing physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, there are resources available.
Some common “red flags” of domestic abuse:
What can you do to help?
If you want to know more about how your installation is observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month or want to know more about the resources available to you, contact your local Family Advocacy Program.
There is not a one-size-fits-all definition of healthy relationships. Here are some relationship red flags to look for and what to do if you see them.
Physical and sexual abuse are the most common forms of dating violence; however, digital abuse is also recognized as a form of dating violence.
For Domestic Violence Awareness Month ensure that you are keeping your relationship healthy and strong by living by your core values.