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.

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2022 Toolkit

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the resources on this page will help service providers and leaders participate in this national awareness campaign.

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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.

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Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse

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.

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How to Report Child Abuse or Neglect in the Military

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.

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 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.

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Service Provider Toolkit — 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.

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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.

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 Defense Department Policies

These resources include Defense Department directives, instructions and guidance on family advocacy and child abuse issues. DD Form 2893, “Victim Advocate. …

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. …