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Response to 2 other students up to 150 words each.
Task#1(please response to this student as if you are the student..not third party):I just want to say – this article disturbs me. I have never seen, nor experienced domestic violence, so I thought of it as just battering. Not so in this article. “When Strains on Military Families Turn Deadly” is the article I read. It gives several different families incidents from beatings to murder. What is even more disturbing is the lack of programs available for military members. It’s not like the issue has been addressed. The problem lies with history. When programs are being developed, discussed, and starts to be put into place a disaster strikes and the team who is researching puts this issue to the side and the deployment mission is the focus at the time. Debra Tucker and Lt. Gen. Garry Parks were just presenting their findings and recommendations on Marcy 20, 2003. The Iraq War began the very same day (Alvarez and Sontag, 2008). They also interviewed Connie Sponsler-Garcia, a task force member, who stated, “Whereas something was a high priority before, now it’s: ‘Oh, dear, we have a war. Well get back to you in a few months.’ ”
This article also brought out the fact that the stress caused by deployment can result in domestic violence. PTSD is a major factor in this violence. Mental health issues are also a contributing factor, and combat trauma is a player as well. It also mentioned that spouses are not the only victims of domestic abuse. Children who are in military families will experience being beaten, sexual abuse, and verbal abuse. Some lose their lives at the hands of a parent. Unfortunately, in some circumstances, the parent was not charged or was sent off for another deployment before getting criminally tried for a felony.
It seems the military needs to address this issue in a more depth method. It is also a civilian issue, but the trauma a military member faces during active duty seems to be the cause for the actions at home.
Alvarez, L., & Sontag, D. (2008). When Strains on Military Families Turn Deadly. Retrieved October 03, 2016, from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/15/us/15vets.html?_r=2
Task#2(same as above instructions):In today’s military, it has become the “norm” that the majority of the soldiers have deployed at least one or more times. The continual cycle of deployments, along with the stages of deployments, family issues, and the stressors of everyday living can possibly result with domestic violence in the home. The old approach to domestic violence in the military blamed and persecuted the perpetrator, and often disregarded the families. The soldiers used to be taken care of by their own leaders, avoiding persecution while, behind closed doors, the abuse remained. Times are much different today. The military has evolved to recognize increased issues of domestic violence within its ranks and has created ways to professionally handle the problem.
An article by Stacy Taylor reads, In the year 2000, the military responded to the growing problem by forming the Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence to assess the situation and formulate appropriate military responses. Over the following years, valuable data was collected.
In 2001, the Department of Defense's Family Advocacy Program reported over 18,000 episodes of spousal abuse.
Eighty-four percent of reported abuse in 2001 was physical in nature.
Women are 66% more likely than men to experience domestic violence while in a military family.
Sixty-two percent of military personnel who abuse family members are on active duty.
Of women who are, or have been, enlisted in the armed forces, 30% reported lifetime intimate partner abuse vs. 22% who reported intimate partner abuse during active duty only (2000-2015).
Domestic violence in the military is no longer tolerated. Abusers who get caught, usually are dealt with. Every branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines) has Family Advocacy Programs readily available to help deal with the issue of domestic violence along with many other valuable resources.
Domestic violence is a serious issue, military or civilian. The military has responded by providing more educational awareness, policies, programs, and a multitude of other resources to ensure that the world’s greatest fighting force is always prepared and ready.
Taylor, S. (2000-2015). lovetoknow - Domestic Violence and Military Families. Retrieved October 4, 2016, from www.lovetoknow.com: http://family.lovetoknow.com/domestic-violence-military-families
Response to 2 other students up to 150 words each.
Task#1(please response to this student as if you are the student..not third party):I just want to say – this article disturbs me. I have never seen, nor experienced domestic violence, so I thought of it as just battering. Not so in this article. “When Strains on Military Families Turn Deadly” is the article I read.