October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month

25 Sep 2018

October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month
October’s prevention month focuses on military relationships by recognizing Domestic Violence Prevention Month. The Family Advocacy Program and Military OneSource are working together to help our service members and military spouses understand the signs of healthy, unhealthy and controlling behaviors and learn ways to improve relationships through information, skill-building resources,counseling support and more.

This year’s theme is “Know the Signs of Healthy Relationships and How to Strengthen Yours.” #NavyDVPM2018  

In a healthy relationship, both partners:
- Listen to each other and share their thoughts and feelings without fear of repercussion
- Trust each other and feel safe emotionally and physically
- Respect boundaries including emotional, physical and digital boundaries
- Feel that the relationship is equal or are working towards creating balance in the relationship
- Believe that consent is a mutual agreement between partners about what they want to experience in the relationship

The Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) provide several professional services, free of cost, as a resource to our Navy community, including financial management, employment assistance, general counseling and parenting programs. All of these services help to create an enriching family life and community.

ROCK-Tober! Domestic Violence Awareness
Partner with FFSC to promote the importance of healthy relationships & families by finding/hiding rocks with positive messages. The rocks will then be hidden around Naval Station Everett and the Smokey Point Complex, further promoting awareness to Domestic Violence. Keep or re-hide your rock. Post a picture with your rock to social media and hashtag it (#navylifepnw #DVAwareness). Spread the word and help raise awareness. 

October 1-31
Naval Station Everett and Smokey Point Complex

For more information:
Naval Station Everett's Family Violence Victim Advocacy
Fleet & Family Support Program at www.ffsp.navy.mil
Military OneSource www.militaryonesource.mil
The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1 800-799-7233/www.thehotline.org

*The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is a Department of Defense (DoD) program that provides domestic and child abuse-prevention efforts, early identification and intervention support for victims and treatment for offenders.