Reducing Domestic Violence in the United States Air Force Research Paper by write123

Reducing Domestic Violence in the United States Air Force
An examination of domestic abuse in the military.
# 105478 | 6,111 words | 17 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 08, 2008 in Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , Psychology (General)

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This paper explores how to reduce domestic violence in the US Air Force. The paper explains that in the US Air Force, domestic abuse is an equal opportunity crime. The paper also explains that the Air Force's Family Advocacy Program, charged with the prevention and treatment of domestic violence, has the shared goal of enhancing the health and well-being of Air Force families and communities so that service members can focus on the mission and their job performance. The paper also looks at programs that have been established, like the DoD Task Force on Family Violence, that can help members of stressed family units to access counseling or other kinds of help.

Statement of Problem
Review of effectiveness literature and conclusions of review (including studies at policy level and if they support policy interventions).
A logic model that describes the relationship between the theory of change/program theory, interventions and outcomes at two levels (Target population, the activities or services, who will provide/how much, what will change, what outcomes are expected.)
Description and linkage of explanatory theories and program theories relating to the problem. How does Change happen?
Rational argument for why these interventions were selected, with an explanation of how they are supported by the theory of change and the literature. Are changes at different levels supported by different theories? If so, how are the differences reconciled?
The Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence
Comment on the ways in which proposed intervention is based on social work values and ethics. How cultural and economic diversity and social justice are addressed in proposed intervention. How is customer participation/empowerment and involvement of other stakeholders included? What key conceptual issues are left unanswered with this intervention?
Discuss steps to assure fidelity to the proposed intervention model
Statement of proximal and distal outcomes expected
What are policy issues?

From the Paper:

"Using a definition of domestic violence that includes a wide range of behaviors, from slapping and hitting to using a gun on spouse or child, this review found that such physical assault is frequently experienced by American women: In one study that used phone interviews, 52 percent of surveyed women said they were physically assaulted as a child by an adult caretaker and/or as an adult by any type of perpetrator; 1.9 percent of surveyed women said they were physically assaulted in the previous 12 months. Based on these estimates, annually there are about 1.9 million women who are physically assaulted in the United States (Tjaden 1998)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allen, C. (2003). Predicting domestic violence. Psychology Today. July 25, 2003. Retrieved June 25, 2007 from
  • Armstead, J. (18 Oct 2005). Domestic violence affects children, too. Air Force Link. 10/18/2005. Retrieved June 25, 2007 from
  • Aycock, Josh. (2006) ACC raises awareness of domestic violence. Air Combat Command 19 Oct 2006. Retrieved June 25, 2007 from
  • AFIS. (2001). Domestic Violence: "Love shouldn't hurt." American Forces Information Service New Articles. Retrieved June 25, 2007 from
  • Babcock, J. C., Green, C. E., Webb, S. A., & Graham, K. H. (2004). A Second Failure to Replicate the Gottman et al. (1995) Typology of Men Who Abuse Intimate Partners...and Possible Reasons Why". Journal of Family Psychology, 18, 396-400.

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