Trustees of Boston University
Strength at Home
Strength at Home, launched with Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs backing, reduces domestic violence in military families. Strength at Home intervenes to address conditions specific to veterans, providing tools to maintain a healthy relationship and mitigate challenges before family interactions become criminal offenses, which both hurt family members and can eliminate eligibility for VA benefits. Strength at Home employs a cognitive behavioral intervention and is the first program shown effectively to reduce both physical and psychological intimate partner violence in randomized, controlled-data trials. The Bob Woodruff Foundation funding will support the expansion of the Strength at Home program by training 10 regional trainers, who will train and consult at 10 new VA Medical Centers locations, serving as many as 400 veteran and their families.