October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month

21 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.

Here is a list of special events in support of NASWI's Fleet & Family Support Program's Domestic Violence Prevention Month. 

Silhouette Displays Representing Healthy Relationships
Oct. 1-31, Displays up at FFSC & Commands at NASWI

“Purple Palooza NASWI”
Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25
Purple is the color of the month and to be worn on Thursdays during the month to show support. Education & prevention information will be present throughout the base including outreach tables, purple ribbons, purple silhouettes, and banners.

3rd Annual Motorcycle Ride 
Friday, Oct. 5

Domestic Violence Prevention Month Obstacle Course
Friday, Oct. 12

#talkitup Social & Potluck
Tuesday, Oct. 23

For more information:
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.