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.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the resources on this page will help service providers and leaders participate in this national awareness campaign.
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.
People who abuse or neglect children come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. As hard as it can be to imagine, your neighbor, co-worker or even a friend could be an abuser.
Everyone has a role to play in creating safe and healthy communities. This article will tell you how to find help if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected.
The Defense Department supports those affected by child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, or problematic sexual behavior in children and youth through the Family Advocacy Program.
Service providers are in a unique position to educate military families on preventing abuse and helping victims when needed. This toolkit contains resources to assist in that mission.
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.
Connect with support and resources for families impacted by problematic sexual behavior in children and youth.
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.
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.
The military and Department of Defense have options for domestic abuse victims to look out for their pets’ safety along with their own.