Domestic Abuse can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and controlover an inimate partner. Domestic abuse cuts across all age groups and social classes. It happens to Sailors as well as spouses: to men as well as women.
Domestic abuse goes beyond physical abuse. It includes emotional abuse such as threats, isolation, extreme jealousy and humiliation. It also includes sexual abuse. Whenever an adult is placed in physical danger or controlled by threat or use of physical force by their spouse or intimate partner, she or he has been abused.
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together, or who are dating. Domestic abuse affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
If you or someone you know are possibly being abused, please contact your Family Advocay Counselor at the Fleet and Family Center below.
Fleet and Family Support Center
101 Vernon Avenue
Building 304, room 121
Panama City, FL 32407-7018
(850) 235-5800, DSN 436-5800