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7 Counseling Options for Service Members and Their Families

The Department of Defense provides a variety of counseling options to all active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members, survivors, Department of Defense civilian expeditionary workforce members and their families.

Family Advocacy Program Training

The Intimate Partner Physical Injury Risk Assessment Tool Training provides Family Advocacy Program clinicians with an overview for conducting a thorough risk assessment and demonstrates how to use the module to evaluate the likelihood of future. …

Military Family Programs Courses

Nineteen courses designed for Family Program staff cover critical topics to military life and family readiness ranging from emergency family assistance and volunteer coordination to an overview of important military programs such as the. …

Military Family Readiness Reports

Annual Report to Congress on Plans for the DoD for the Support of Military Family Readiness This annual report to Congress provides a summary of plans and assessment activities pertaining to military family readiness and the Fiscal Year. …

Pentagon Family Assistance Center

Following the events of September 11, 2001, the PFAC developed quickly into a multiagency emergency response effort. Various military components, federal, state, and local governments, and non-government agencies came together to support the. …
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Honoring Gold Star Families

Gold star families – spouses, children, parents, siblings or others whose loved one died in service to our nation – are a vital part of the nation’s military community and history.

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National Guard Families and Friends

Being there for the ones you care about can make a difference in the life of a service member or a member of your family. Learn how to support soldiers, airmen and each other.

The Military Families Learning Network

If you’re a service provider working with military families, check out the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN). The purpose of the Learning Network is to provide you with top-notch professional development at your desktop.

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Creating a Family Emergency Plan

Help keep your family safe by developing a family emergency plan so you are prepared for whatever comes your way.

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Family Advocacy Program – The Essentials

The Family Advocacy Program is the Department of Defense program designated to address domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect, and problematic sexual behavior in children and youth. FAP works on every military installation where families are assigned, and supports service members and their spouses, partners and families to prevent abuse, promote victim safety and offer treatment and rehabilitation for healing after a traumatic event has occurred. Learn more about how FAP works, how to get help and additional options for assistance in the event you, your child or someone you care about is impacted by violence or abuse.

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Family Legal Issues – The Essentials

Life happens. And when it does, you want to be ready. Organizing legal affairs and filing reams of paperwork might not top your list of favorite activities but having the right legal documents in place protects you and your family members so that some the inevitable difficulties in life don’t morph into bigger catastrophes.