2019 Domestic Violence Prevention Month

The 2019 Domestic Violence Prevention Month campaign is designed to help service members, military spouses and intimate partners build safer relationships and prevent domestic abuse by increasing knowledge of what patterns of behavior are unhealthy, and where to get support.

The focus for this year’s campaign is raising awareness about technology-facilitated abuse. Technology-facilitated abuse is the use of technologies such as texting and posting on social media to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a partner. It also includes monitoring and stalking behaviors whereby one partner “keeps tabs” on the other’s location, activities, and communications with friends and family outside the relationship through apps and malware.