Domestic Violence Awareness Month, or DVAM, is observed each October to raise community awareness and highlight Department of Defense, or DoD, and civilian resources available to build healthy relationships, support victims and children, and promote offender accountability. The Family Advocacy Program, or FAP, is DoD's lead agency and part of the coordinated community response to domestic violence in the military. Check out this toolkit to learn more.
When voting season comes around, it's easy to think up reasons not to go to the polls. We can convince ourselves with excuses like "I'm too busy," or "I don’t know where to send my ballot," or, an all-time favorite, "My vote doesn't count, so what's the point?" It's easy to believe that in an election where millions of people are voting that one vote doesn’t matter, but this is a myth — a myth this article plans to bust!
Confidential non-medical counseling is available to service members and military family members at no cost through Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counselor Program. Find out more here.
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