Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Domestic Violence Prevention Month
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?
Child abuse and neglect is one hundred percent preventable. Staggering statistics show that
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.
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.
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
Civilian Victim Advocate: 7605776533
DoD SAFE Helpline: 8779955247
FAP 24/7 Hotline: 7605776484
Military One Source 24/7: 8003429647
National Child Abuse Hotline: 8004224453
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 8007997233
National Hotline for Victims of Sexual Assault: 8006564673
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 8002738255
SAPR 24/7 Support Line: 7605776036