Family violence

Community-based approach necessary to preventing suicides among military families

Op-ed by Ron Avi Astor

The well-being of our servicemen and women–and their families–is a concern not only for the military, but for civilian society as well. Supporting those who have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as they transition into our workplaces and neighborhoods is our duty as Americans, makes our communities stronger, and builds a solid foundation for our ability to face future challenges as one nation.

That’s why recent reports on poor mental health outcomes and thoughts of suicide among military family members are extremely troubling. And with Congress now considering a bill that would track these deaths […]

By |May 9th, 2014|News|0 Comments

VIDEO: Addressing Family Violence in Military Families

On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families hosted a discussion with David Lloyd, former director of Family Advocacy Program, on military family violence.

As director, Lloyd developed Department of Defense policy and conducted oversight of the military services’ prevention and treatment of child/spouse abuse programs. Prior, he served as director of the National Center of Child Abuse and Neglect, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Video of Lloyd’s discussion Addressing Family Violence in Military Families can be accessed here.

By |February 12th, 2014|Events|0 Comments