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Fort Bragg Leaders Attend Workshop To Prevent Domestic Violence

Posted October 31, 2002

— Senior leaders at Fort Bragg held a workshop on ways to prevent domestic violence Thursday.

The workshop concludes a monthlong look at domestic violence following the murders of four military wives this summer.

Fort Bragg has sent out more than 14,000 pamphlets and cards that include phone numbers on how soldiers can access help.

The post is also promoting a toll-free number that can link families to a domestic violence hot line.

At Thursday's conference, leaders were coached on how they should talk to soldiers in trouble.

"Research tells us most people who use violence against their wives and children think other men do the same," said Deborah Tucker of the National Training Center on Domestic Violence. "They need to hear from men they respect that using violence against your wife is not acceptable and you shouldn't be doing it and we need to help you figure out how not to do that in the future."

Tucker said a Department of Defense task force is also recommending victim advocates on post be allowed to keep information confidential instead of passing it on to the soldier's commander.

The domestic violence hot line number is (800) 655-4545.


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