Intimate partner violence is a problem present in the military community.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, this violence surged worldwide as family members were isolated together due to social distancing requirements. But even before the pandemic caused families to quarantine at home, intimate partner violence was present in the neighborhoods and social circles of our survey respondents.
In one recent survey, 81% of respondents stated that this violence exists in the military family community. It tends to be more common in households that are experiencing financial difficulties or mental health challenges.
If you or someone you love is facing this serious problem, you can seek help from our resources.
Intimate Partner Violence Infographic
The helpline offers secure, anonymous, and confidential crisis support, tailored for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
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