Since 1981, October has been commemorated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The observance serves to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about Family Advocacy Program services and other community resources that can help prevent, raise awareness of community responsibility and resources for addressing domestic abuse. Domestic violence is never okay. It can be physical or emotional or both.
It knows no economic or physical boundaries. No boundary on age, race, ethnicity or gender. Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow is committed to eradicating the current national epidemic of Domestic Violence. It is our belief that by educating the community about the warning signs of domestic violence we can prevent the tragedies that often accompany these situations. Please join us at the many events we have planned throughout the month to raise awareness.
If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation, please reach out to us at: (760) 577-6533 or our after-hours 24/7 FAP support line at: (760) 577-6484 or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233 and get help now.
What is Child Abuse?
- Physical Abuse: Any non-accidental injury to a child
- Emotional Abuse: Any attitude or behavior, which interferes with a child’s mental health or social development
- Neglect: Failure to provide for a child’s physical needs
- Sexual Abuse: Any sexual act between an adult and a child
Child abuse and neglect is one hundred percent preventable. Staggering statistics show that
- Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually.An estimated 683,000 children (unique incidents) were victims of abuse and neglect in 2015, the most recent year for which there is national data.
- CPS protects more than 3 million children.Approximately 3.4 million children received an investigation or alternative response from child protective services agencies. 2.3 million children received prevention services.
- The youngest children were most vulnerable to maltreatment.Children in the first year of their life had the highest rate of victimization of 24.2 per 1,000 children in the national population of the same age.
- Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment.Of the children who experienced maltreatment or abuse, three-quarters suffered neglect; 17.2% suffered physical abuse; and 8.4% suffered sexual abuse. (Some children are polyvictimized—they have suffered more than one form of maltreatment.)
- About four out of five abusers are the victims’ parents.A parent of the child victim was the perpetrator in 78.1% of substantiated cases of child maltreatment.
Help is available. If you suspect a child has been or is being victimized, please report it, or get help immediately.
For more information on Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children and Youth
(PSBCY) or to learn more about what would be classified as normal and not normal behaviors in children please call our main office or after hours support line.
What is it?
It is a national effort carried on by activists, community leaders, national and local organizations, and prevention and awareness experts to raise awareness about dating abuse, promote programs that support young people, and encourage communities to prevent this form of abuse with the goal of decreasing the prevalence of dating abuse among young people.
2018’s theme is Healthy Me, Healthy We! A journey of self-love, positivity, and strength.
What Does Dating Abuse Look Like?
Teens and young adults experience the same types of abuse as adults, including:
Any intentional use of physical force with the intent to cause fear or injury, like hitting, shoving, biting, strangling, kicking or using a weapon.
Verbal or Emotional Abuse
Non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, constant monitoring, humiliation, intimidation, isolation or stalking.
Any action that impacts a person’s ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs, including rape, coercion or restricting access to birth control.
Use of technologies and/or social media networking to intimidate, harass or threaten a current or ex-dating partner such as demanding passwords, checking cell phones, cyberbullying, non-consensual sexting, excessive or threatening texts or stalking on social media.
Being repeatedly watched, followed, monitored or harassed. Stalking can occur online or in person, and may or may not include giving unwanted gifts.
Exerting power and control over a partner through their finances, including taking or withholding money from a partner, or prohibiting a partner from earning, or spending their money.
For more information on Teen Dating Violence please contact us at: (760) 577-6533.
Prevention and Education
SAPR 24/7 Support Line: 7605776036
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 8002738255
FAP 24/7 Hotline: 7605776484
Military One Source 24/7: 8003429647
National Hotline for Victims of Sexual Assault: 8006564673
DoD SAFE Helpline: 8779955247
National Child Abuse Hotline: 8004224453
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 8007997233
Civilian Victim Advocate: 7605776533