Family Advocacy Program

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

Bldg.9023
1231 Mahone Avenue
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Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1(804)734-6381

Military DSN Tel:
(312)687-6381

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The Family Advocacy Program supports readiness, builds healthy families and sustains strong communities by providing comprehensive approaches to prevention, identification and intervention of child and spouse abuse in military families.

Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Policy:

The Department of Army policy is to prevent spouse and child abuse, to protect those who are victims of abuse, to treat those affected by abuse and to ensure that personnel are professionally trained to intervene in abuse cases.

The FAP promotes public awareness within the military community and coordinates professional intervention at all levels within the civilian and military communities, including law enforcement, social services, health services and legal services.

Education:

The Family Advocacy Program provides core programs in prevention and education in the following areas:

  • Community Education
  • Commander Education
  • Troop Education
  • Education for Professionals
  • Parent Education and Support
  • Safety Education
  • Spouse Abuse Prevention
  • Victim Advocacy Services
  • Family Life Education

The Family Advocacy Program educators provide briefings and trainings on identification, reporting and prevention of spouse and child abuse.

Catalog of Courses

Anger Management
This session is an overview of the main principals of anger management. In breaking down the process in which we allow ourselves to get angry, we can possibly intercept the emotion before it becomes an impulsive behavior with irreversible consequences. With helpful tips and Ideas of how to improve our self talk and make it more positive, participants can find their individual map to reducing anger in their lives. 

Stress Management
This one-hour class introduces participants to some of the main causes and consequences of stress in our lives. By looking at how we respond to stressful situations and the signals that indicate we are under pressure, we can learn to reduce the effects over time. Learn how to optimize the positive aspects of stress while minimizing the negative impacts of stress.

Baby Basics
This class will cover baby basics such as newborn care, bathing, diapering, calming a baby, breastfeeding, Shaken Baby Syndrome, baby’s appearance at birth and infant safety. 

What to Expect Now That You're Expecting
This class will discuss what to expect as you prepare to expand your family to include physical changes during pregnancy, financial considerations, communication, family changes, post-partum depression, Shaken Baby Syndrome and more. We'll also discuss labor and delivery. We will focus on what Dads-To-Be need to know about how to support Mom during the pregnancy and birth. 

Lunch and Learn
An informal forum to discuss relationship topics in a roundtable setting. The forums are brown bag unless otherwise stated.

Couples Communication
This class assists couples with improving the quality of their communication to enhance their relationship.