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Be aware of domestic violence

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Although October, the month of Domestic Violence Awareness, is almost over, people should still keep their eyes and ears open for signs of domestic violence.

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior where one person in a relationship tries to gain power and control over his or her partner through fear and intimidation. This can take the form of threats or actually using physical, emotional or sexual maltreatment.

Physical maltreatment includes hitting, punching, kicking, burning or any other means by which one partner physically hurts the other.

Emotional maltreatment includes shaming, ridiculing or name-calling that leads to significant psychological distress or an abusive act which interferes with the victim's ability to function.

Sexual maltreatment occurs if a partner forces or coerces the other to engage in a sexual act against his or her will.

The 460th Space Wing has a zero-tolerance policy toward domestic violence. Every member of Team Buckley is required to report domestic violence. 

Family Advocacy and the Airman and Family Readiness Center promote opportunities to create awareness among military members and their families regarding the impact of domestic violence and its relationship to mission readiness. 

The Family Advocacy Program offers the following services to prevent domestic violence:
Family Advocacy Strength-Based Therapy
New Parent Support Program
Love and Logic Parenting Class
Taming Your Temper
Tools for Building Boundaries
Couples Communication (Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program)
Sex, Money, & Marriage

Call 720-847-6451/6453 for more information or to sign up for a class.

The following are some important numbers to keep available:
Emergency                                     911
Military Police                                 720-847-9250
Family Advocacy Program           720-847-6451/6453
Chaplain                                         720-847-GOD1 (4631)
Command Post                             720-847-5611
Emergency (Aurora Hospitals)   303-695-2600
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