Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. No relationship is perfect, but it’s important to recognize the warning signs of abuse. Most relationships consist of both healthy and unhealthy behaviors, which don’t always appear overnight. Each person’s situation is different. The Family Advocacy Program provides and coordinates a range of services and works in coordination with key military components and civilian agencies. Learn more about domestic abuse and the options and resources available to victims, service members, their partners and families.

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Domestic Abuse: Military Reporting Options

Deciding whether to report domestic abuse can be difficult. Victims of domestic abuse may feel confused, alone or afraid to get help. If your partner is abusive, knowing your reporting options may help you decide what’s best for you and your family.

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How to Document Technology Misuse by Your Partner

Does your partner use technology to keep tabs on you? Perhaps even harass or intimidate you? That’s the misuse of technology to abuse, sometimes called digital abuse. If you or someone you know is dealing with digital abuse, it can be useful to know how to document this behavior.

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United Against Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. Each person’s situation is different. The Family Advocacy Program is committed to victim care and safety and to providing support to affected service members, their partners and families. Victim advocacy and crisis intervention are available.

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Recognizing Unhealthy Relationship Behaviors

Most relationships consist of a mixture of healthy and unhealthy behaviors. No relationship is perfect, but it’s important to recognize the warning signs of unhealthy behaviors.

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How to Help Service-Connected Victims of Domestic Abuse

No one ever deserves to be abused. Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse — a friend, relative, neighbor or co-worker. Once you understand domestic abuse, you can support victims safely, confidentially and at their own pace.

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How to Find Help for Victims of Domestic Abuse

It can be difficult to know when or how to reach out for help regarding a partner’s controlling or abusive behavior.

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In an Unhealthy Relationship? You Have Options

It’s never easy to end a relationship. But the decision is even harder and more complicated when your partner is hurting you either physically or emotionally.

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Top 4 Tips for Cellphone Safety

Our cellphones hold a lot of personal information about us. Here are four tips that technology safety experts recommend for you to keep your device safe and secure.

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Transitional Compensation: Support for Victims of Abuse

If you are a spouse who has left an abusive relationship with an active-duty service member, you may be eligible for transitional compensation.

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10 Tips for Safe Internet Browsing

Technology abuse — when one partner seeks to control how the other accesses or uses technology and the internet — is a common form of domestic abuse. This article shares 10 tips for safe and smart browsing based on best practices recommended for everyone’s cybersecurity.

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Getting Help for Domestic Abuse — Military Protection Orders Can Include Pets

The military and Department of Defense have options for domestic abuse victims to look out for their pets’ safety along with their own.

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Technology (Mis)Use and Your Relationship

Technology facilitates modern life, with nearly all of us relying on our cell phones, email and social media to communicate, stay connected, and talk with our spouses and partners. According to one study, 89% of service members own a smart phone, and over half report regular social media activity. Smartphones and other devices are the place where much of life happens, including where unhealthy relationship patterns can develop.

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When Home Isn’t Safe: Tips for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Learn what to do to stay safe during the Coronavirus disease 2019 quarantine if you are a victim of domestic abuse.

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Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders

Learn about opportunities and support Family Programs provides for National Guard kids of all ages. The military services offer a wide variety of quality children and youth programs in structured developmental settings on and off the military installation to provide for safe, age-appropriate activities.