Strength at Home
Issues Area: Quality of Life
The Strength at Home program, launched with backing from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs eight years ago, is designed to reduce domestic violence in military families. Intimate partner violence has a severe negative impact not only on the recipients of such behavior but on the children and on the veterans as well. Strength at Home, which employs a cognitive behavioral intervention, is the first program shown to have effectively reduced intimate partner violence – both physical and psychological – in randomized, controlled-data trials. The Bob Woodruff Foundation funding will support the expansion of the Strength at Home program from 10 to 14 sites.