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 a loved one is wounded, it can be hard enough for children to accept, but it can be especially difficult to talk about with their friends. Keeping open lines of communication at home is key. Kids' actions and reactions may mirror those of the adults around them, so establishing a level of comfort surrounding the injury and the changes it brings is important. Find out more here.
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