Funded as a Special Interest Resource Center: Civil & Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence by the Family and Youth Services Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, with additional funding provided by the Office on Violence Against WomenDepartment of Justice.
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Tools & Guides

Understanding the Military Response to Domestic Violence: Tools for Civilian Advocates

Published: May, 2003| Judith Beals, Patricia Erwin

This Handbook is designed to assist civilian advocates who are working with military victims of domestic violence -- both active duty victims and partners of active duty service members. The handbook… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Aggression Among Combat Veterans: Relationships With Combat Exposure and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dysphoria, and Anxiety

Published: April, 2007| Casey Taft, Dawne S. Vogt, Amy D. Marshall

Prior research has revealed heightened aggressive behavior among veterans with PTSD. This study, published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, tested a model examining the interrelationships among… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Premilitary Intimate Partner Violence and Attrition from the U.S. Navy

Published: December, 2006| Lex L. Merrill

This report from the Naval Health Research Center provides results of a prospective study of U.S. Navy recruits conducted to examine whether premilitary intimate partner violence (IPV) was associated… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Mental health screening in armed forces before the Iraq War and prevention of subsequent psychological morbidity: follow-up study

Published: November, 2006| R.J. Rona, R. Hooper, M. Jones

This article, published in The BMJ, reports on research as to whether screening for mental disorders before the start of the 2003 Iraq war would have predicted subsequent mental disorders. View this resource

Research & Statistics

Spouse Abuse and Alcohol Problems Among White, African American, and Hispanic U.S. Army Soldiers

Published: October, 2006| Nicole S. Bell, Thomas C. Harford, Cara H. Fuchs

Prior studies suggest racial/ethnic differences in the associations between alcohol misuse and spouse abuse. Some studies indicate that drinking patterns are a stronger predictor of spouse abuse for… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Mental Distress Among Younger Veterans Before, During, and After the Invasion of Iraq

Published: February, 2006| Alan N. West, William B. Weeks

The purpose of this study, published in Psychiatric Services, was to determine whether patients receiving care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reported more mental distress as the war in… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Intimate Partner Violence Among Military Veterans and Active Duty Servicemen (Abstract)

Published: November, 2005| A.D. Marshall, J. Panuzio, Casey Taft

This journal article, published by the Clinical Psychology Review, reviews literature as of 2005 regarding prevalence, consequences, correlates, and treatment of IPV perpetration among military… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Postdeployment Domestic Violence by U.S. Army Soldiers (Abstract)

Published: August, 2005| John H. Newby, Robert J. Ursano, James E. McCarroll

This journal article, published in Military Medicine, reports the results of a study to determine whether a military deployment of 6 months predicted domestic violence against the wives of deployed… View this resource

Research & Statistics

Drinking and Spouse Abuse Among U.S. Army Soldiers

Published: December, 2004| Nicole S. Bell, Thomas Harford, James E. McCarroll

This study, published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, examines the relationship between typical weekly drinking and perpetration of spouse abuse as well as the relationship between… View this resource

Laws & Regulations

Policy guidance for the Family Advocacy Program

Published: August, 2004| Department of Defense

This is a Department of Defense (DoD) directive on the Family Advocacy Program (FAP). View this resource

Research & Statistics

Male-Perpetrated Domestic Violence: Testing a Series of Multifactorial Family Models

Published: July, 2004| Linda A. King, Daniel W. King

This paper reports on a research project, funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), which sought to demonstrate the connection between two important social and health problems—domestic… View this resource