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Family Advocacy Program

The U.S. Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP) helps Soldiers and Families recognize and meet the unique challenges of military lifestyles. Our services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen Army Families, enhance resiliency and relationship skills, and improve quality of life.

We are also dedicated to helping Soldiers and Families with the complex challenges related to domestic abuse, child abuse, and neglect. We focus on prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention, and treatment.

If you need help, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at + 1(800)799-7233. You should also contact your installation’s Family Advocacy Program for more information.

Our additional programs within the Family Advocacy Program help with specific needs:

New Parent Support Program (NPSP): Expecting parents and parents with children ages 0-3 have special challenges, and NPSP has tools to meet them. Programs including home visits and parenting classes help caregivers learn to cope with stress, isolation, deployments, reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood.

 

Transitional Compensation (TC) Program for Abused Dependents: Under a congressionally mandated program, abused dependents of military personnel may be eligible for up to three years of benefits and entitlements, including temporary financial compensation, medical care, and commissary and exchange privileges.

 

Victim Advocacy Program (VAP): Victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse have round-the-clock access to services, including emergency assistance, information, referrals, and ongoing support in accessing medical, behavioral health, legal, and law enforcement services on and off garrisons. Victim Advocates will discuss the option of restricted and unrestricted reports.

 

Seminars and Workshops

Seminars and workshops are available to you, your unit, or your Family support group. Topics may include:

  • Command and Troop Education
  • Community Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Communication Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Prevention Programs and Services
  • New Parent Support Program
  • Parent Education
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Victim Advocate Program
  • Relationship Support
  • Safety Education
  • Respite Care Program
  • Emergency Placement Care Program
  • Reporting Procedures

 

Contact your installation’s Army Community Service (ACS) Family Advocacy Program for more information.

 

You can also call Military OneSource for more information and referrals.

More Community Support

Educational Support Playgroup

ACS invites parents with children (under age 5) to come and play together and meet new people.

Aug 16 9 am - 10:15 am
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Couples Communication

Learn how to communicate better with your significant other.

Aug 16 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 1 - Hybrid

Brush up on your English language skills with this free course!

Aug 16 1 pm - 2:30 pm

English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 2 Hybrid

Brush up on your English language skills with this free course!

Aug 16 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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Spend Plans & Budgeting Hybrid

Learn how to create a budget with this workshop!

Aug 16 3 pm - 4 pm

Spend Plans & Budgeting Hybrid

Learn how to create a budget with this workshop!

Aug 16 3 pm - 4 pm
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German Level 1 - HYBRID

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn German with ACS!

 

Aug 17 12 pm - 1:30 pm
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German Level 1 - HYBRID

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn German with ACS!

 

Aug 17 12 pm - 1:30 pm
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German Level 2 HYBRID

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn German with ACS!

Aug 17 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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No Drama Discipline LIVE Stream

This online class will give you stress free tools of discipline!

Aug 17 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Host Nation Tour

Let ACS introduce you to Germany!

Aug 19 9 am - 2 pm
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Host Nation Tour

Let ACS introduce you to Germany!

Aug 19 9 am - 2 pm
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Multicultural Lunch & Learn - Hybrid

Bring your lunch and join us for a fun get together to learn more about Europe!

Aug 22 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Soldier and Family Readiness Training

Aug 26 8:30 am - 3 pm

Newborn Network

Join the New Parent Support Program and receive great info about development for your baby.

Aug 26 9 am - 10:30 am
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Newborn Network

Join the New Parent Support Program and receive great info about development for your baby.

Aug 26 9 am - 10:30 am
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Financial Jiu Jitsu

BOSS Soldiers are provided a free financial class on the last Wednesday of the month!

Aug 31 4 pm - 5 pm
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Job Fair

Sep 15 10 am - 3 pm