In recent years, domestic violence has become a serious issue in the military community. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, rates of domestic violence committed by Veterans and active-duty service members have been found to be up to three times higher than among civilians.
In light of these statistics, Swords to Plowshares and the American Legion are hosting a seminar to discuss the issue and share resources to combat it.
Participants who attend the seminar will learn “how to identify risk factors for violence amongst military and veterans, military/ veteran and survivor culture, and resources and service to prevent and mitigate domestic violence.”
The event will take place Tuesday, March 6 at the Veterans War Memorial Building at 401 Van Ness Ave., Suite 207 in San Francisco. It will start at 9 am and last until 4:30 pm.
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