There is a stigma associated with asking for help; however, early intervention is necessary to address intimate partner violence among military relationships. At times, military clients may not ask for help until the problem is recognized outside the home. Therefore, a military supervisor or a neighbor may make a call for help on behalf of a military member or a military member’s family. Despite the stigma, there are interventions for intimate partner violence as experienced by military members. In this Discussion, you expand on those interventions in order to open a dialogue to help find ways to reach out to those persons struggling with interpersonal violence.
To prepare for this Discussion, utilizing the readings for this week, choose either the topic of domestic violence or sexual assault in the military.
Post( 2 to 3 pages) an explanation in which you expand on an intervention for your chosen topic.
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Taft, C. T., Macdonald, A., Monson, C. M., Walling, S. M., Resick, P. A., & Murphy, C. M. (2013). “Strength at Home” group intervention for military populations engaging in intimate partner violence: Pilot findings. Journal of Family Violence, 28(3), 225–231. doi:10.1007/s10896-013-9496-y
Barth, S. K., Kimerling, R. E., Pavao, J., McCutcheon, S. J., Batten, S. V., Dursa, E., … Schneiderman, A. I. (2016). Military sexual trauma among recent veterans: correlates of sexual assault and sexual harassment. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 50(1), 77–86. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2015.06.012
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