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October 18, 2012

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Ken Drylie
Public Affairs Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Community members walk for Domestic Violence Awareness

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin community participated in a walk in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Multipurpose Field, here, Tuesday.

The event was hosted by Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program, here, as a way to raise awareness of domestic violence issues at Fort Irwin, according to Susan Alderman, director of FAP.

As part of the Army Family Covenant, the Army recognizes the importance of the health and well being of Army Family members’ to maintaining mission readiness. Domestic abuse undermines the Army’s promise and negatively impacts readiness. The Army Family Advocacy Program’s Victim Advocacy Services are integral to the Army’s efforts to uphold its commitment to provide Soldiers and Family members with a strong, supportive environment according to information posted at www.army.mil.

The mission at the NTC can cause stressors that are unique in the Army. Because of the training rotational schedule, Families are in a constant state of transition, said Alderman.

“Soldiers come home and they want to decompress,” said Alderman. “Sometimes somebody’s temper flairs sooner than it normally would, and we’re off to an incident.”

Alderman said the most effective way to diffuse a potential incident is to just take a walk. She said that separating the parties for even a short time can ease the situation and give everyone time to think.

If problems persist, FAP offers many programs to help community members. They offer classes in stress management, parenting, couples communication and a variety of other subjects.

The FAP Education and Prevention team can be contacted at 380-4474.

If you have been, or know of a victim of domestic violence, The Victim Advocacy Program is always available at 380-6792.




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