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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 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 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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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.

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. …
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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.

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.