Military Leaders Healthy Connections Toolkit
This toolkit provides prevention and response resources for child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse.
Relationships and parenting can be challenging, especially with the added stress of military life. Sometimes, these partner and family relationships can be unhealthy and even abusive.
Whether your service member is dating, married or co-parenting, the Family Advocacy Program is available to individuals and couples for counseling services, parenting education and advocacy support. Learn how you can help military families in your command.
Contact FAP or NPSP
The Family Advocacy Program and New Parent Support Program provide groups, classes, counseling, home visitation services and more to build healthy communication and positive parenting skills. If you are concerned that a member of your unit or their partner is in an unhealthy relationship or needs parenting education, or if you have a suspicion that abuse is occurring, reach out.
Family Advocacy Program
The Defense Department’s Family Advocacy Program supports you as a military leader in promoting positive parenting and healthy relationships within your unit. When your service members are equipped with the resources and support they need to be great parents and partners, they can focus on the mission.
To make a referral for healthy relationship resources, or if you’re concerned someone may be experiencing abuse, contact your nearest FAP office for help.
Understand How FAP Works
Share Resources to Strengthen Military Families
Rally the troops and act now to help military families in your community. Together, we can help make sure everyone in our military community is safe and healthy. These resources can help:
Do you know someone in crisis?
If you’re concerned about someone’s safety or need immediate support, act now.
While not affiliated with the Defense Department, these hotlines connect you with local resources.