Podcast

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention: It Is Your Business

It can be far too easy to see something worrisome or suspicious, like possible child abuse or neglect, and say to yourself, “Somebody else will probably take action.” It may feel awkward to respond and seem like it’s none of your business.. …

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 Toolkit

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Department of Defense is observing this national awareness campaign in partnership with the military services. The resources on this page will help service providers and leaders.

2019 MilParent Power Toolkit For Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As service providers, you are an integral part of the Department of Defense’s efforts to promote positive parenting, encourage use of helping resources, and prompt reporting of suspected child. …
Essentials

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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Signs of Child Abuse

Child abuse offenders come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. As hard as it can be to imagine, an abuser can be your neighbor, co-worker or even friend.

2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year, the Department of Defense campaign aims to help families build resilience during uncertain. …
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The Family Advocacy Program

The Department of Defense and each of the branches of the armed services are committed to promoting a military culture that supports victims. Learn more about the Family Advocacy Program, including how to connect with a victim advocate near you, for help with domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect, or problematic sexual behavior in children and youth.

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Lead the Way to End Abuse

Every leader is responsible for responding to instances of abuse, educating their community on abuse prevention and creating a safe environment for victims to report. This article provides leaders with the resources, tips and other information they may need to do their part to end domestic abuse.

Fact Sheets And Posters

Military Youth of the Year Fact Sheet For three decades, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have partnered with the Department of Defense to provide nationally recognized, evidence-based programming for thousands of military youth. …

2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month Media Toolkit

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year, the Department of Defense campaign aims to help families build resilience during uncertain times and raise awareness of a key protective factor shown to increase children’s resilience: the. …

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. …

2019 Domestic Violence Prevention Month Toolkit

Each year during October, the Department of Defense takes part in the national observance to raise awareness of domestic violence through a service-wide Domestic Violence Prevention Month campaign. The 2019 Domestic Violence Prevention Month. …

Training Resources

The following training resources are designed to assist child abuse prevention program service providers in managing their programs and providing the most comprehensive support to service members and their families.

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10 Tips for Safe Internet Browsing

Technology abuse — when one partner seeks to control how the other accesses or uses technology and the internet — is a common form of domestic abuse. This article shares 10 tips for safe and smart browsing based on best practices recommended for everyone’s cybersecurity.

Family Advocacy Program Department of Defense Legislation

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. Below are the excerpts from federal law that govern child abuse prevention programs in the. …

Parent Support Websites

These resources include information on adoptions, new parent support systems and other tools to help first-time parents. Adoption AdoptUSKids: AdoptUSKids is a federally funded project. …