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  1. Stopping Military Sexual Assault is Men’s Work

    To the men out there who are reading Military Family, take a minute with me.  I want to talk with you. Imagine the woman in your life that is dearest to you – your wife, perhaps, or girlfriend. Maybe your mother or sister, or an old, dear friend. For only...
  2. Preventing Sexual Harassment and Assault

    Whenever men and women live and work together, as they do in the military, feelings of sexual attraction may arise. But sexual interaction isn’t always about satisfying sexual urges. Forcing sexual attention on someone who is unwilling can be about wanting to feel in charge or about feeling important. It...
  3. Staying Safe from Gang Violence

    Gangs are a growing problem in the United States today. Often, gangs form according to race, ethnicity, or neighborhood, and many use violence to gain power and control. Read on to learn more about gangs, and how to stay safe.  Reasons young people join gangs They feel outcast and want...
  4. Military Suicide is at an All-Time High

    Tragically, the Marine Corps and the Army released their reports on suicide for 2011, and we’ve learned that among Marines, suicide attempts are higher than they’ve ever been, and in the Army, more soldiers have taken their own lives than in any year previously. It is a matter of deep...
  5. Suicide Prevention

    Warning Signs Many people experience emotional and mental health crises every day. For service members and veterans, their experiences in military service can exacerbate these crises to a point of no return. Learn to recognize these warning signs: Feeling like there is no reason to live Hopelessness Anxiety, agitation, and...
  6. More Violence in Kids with Deployed Parents

    In light of a new study that shows children with deployed parents are twice as likely to engage in violent or destructive behavior, we parents have some work to do. We all know how much stress deployment can put on a young person.  There is an emotional toll inflicted by the absence...
  7. Gun Violence Facts

    Violence with guns is a big problem in the United States. Many people say they want a gun for self-defense, but they don’t understand that self-defense with a gun can be just as dangerous to them as to others. In fact, guns kept in the house for self-protection are 43...
  8. Preventing Dating Violence

     What is Dating Violence? Forceful behavior: pushing, shoving, hair pulling, kicking, yanking by the arm, pinning someone against a wall or on the floor. Rape—intercourse in which one individual is not a consenting participant—or any kind of forced sex. Threatening with knives, guns, or other lethal weapons. It can also...
  9. School Violence

    Did you know… Millions of crimes are committed on school grounds each year. These crimes include: Theft: Items are stolen from purses, lockers, backpacks, and cars. Physical attacks: Incidents that result in injury to one or more people, and may include robbery or sexual assault. Shootings: When a child or...
  10. Bullying

    Most of us have to deal with a bully in our life, whether it’s at school, work, or in the neighborhood. Read on to learn more about bullies, and to find out what you can do about a bully. Why do bullies act the way they do? Bullies try to...