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Aug. 19, 20174 Minutes

If You See Domestic Abuse Speak Up

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Military OneSource Podcast — If You See Domestic Abuse Speak Up
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In this podcast, you will learn more about the signs of domestic abuse and what you can do to help.

Helping victims of domestic abuse can be tough. You might not know how to help, who to talk to or may question whether it’s your place to intervene. But domestic abuse is everyone’s problem, and if you see something, speak up. Domestic abuse tends to escalate over time and can be a matter of life and death. Service members who are victims of abuse are often reluctant to report. You can help by reaching out to the victim and showing your concern for their health and safety. You can also encourage them to contact the Family Advocacy Program to speak to a victim advocate; contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or call Military OneSource for confidential non-medical counseling at 800-342-9647.

Visit Military OneSource at https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/relationships/domestic-abuse-help/ to learn about the resources and support available to service members and their families.

Military OneSource podcasts are an official resource of the Defense Department. For more information, visit MilitaryOneSource.mil or call 800-342-9647. Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive.

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