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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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Domestic Abuse: Military Reporting Options

Deciding whether to report domestic abuse can be difficult. Victims of domestic abuse may feel confused, alone or afraid to get help. If your partner is abusive, knowing your reporting options may help you decide what’s best for you and your family.

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. …
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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.

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Getting Help for Relationship Sexual Abuse

If you have ever had an intimate experience with your partner that made you feel uncomfortable, afraid or that happened to you without your consent, you are not alone. The Department of Defense cares about the safety and well-being of everyone in the military community.

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Recognizing Unhealthy Relationship Behaviors

Most relationships consist of a mixture of healthy and unhealthy behaviors. No relationship is perfect, but it’s important to recognize the warning signs of unhealthy behaviors.

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Transitional Compensation: Help for Victims of Abuse

Victims of abuse can feel isolated and discouraged. For military families, this isolation can be more intense when they are living far from extended family and close friends. If you’ve bravely decided to leave an abusive relationship, transitional compensation is a financial benefit that can help you move and get back on your feet.

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About the Family Program Accreditation Program

Accreditation is the formal evaluation of an organization/program against best practice standards. It indicates that an organization/program has met the standards set forth by an accrediting body.

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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.

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Navigating Relationship Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic can put added stress on relationships for some couples. Learn more about how to handle challenges in relationships, practice self-care – and how to protect yourself and find support to stay safe, if necessary.

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MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

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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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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.