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

1231 Mahone Avenue
Bldg. 9023

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1(804)734-6388

Military DSN Tel:
(312)687-6388

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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:

Department of Army (DA) 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 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.

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 & 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. Not all stress is bad so how can we optimize the good and minimize effects of stress.

Lunch and Learn
First Thursday of every month from 1130-1245 Come out and join us in a discussion on ways to build healthy relationships (lunch will be provided).

What to Expect Now That You're Expecting
This class will discuss what to expect as you prepare to expand your family to include body changes during pregnancy, financial considerations, communication, family changes, post partum depression, Shaken Baby Syndrome and touch on labor and delivery. We will focus on what dads-to-be need to know about how to support mom during the pregnancy and birth.

Childbirth Education
Child birth education covers expectations during labor, comfort techniques and labor partner education.

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

 

Unhealthy Relationships
This class is designed to target unhealthy habits and ideas that are common in the 21st Century. The class will cover how to identify unhealthy relationships, how to avoid unhealthy entrapment in relationships, the risks associated with maintaining unhealthy relatioships with others, and we will also cover in detail available community services and resources.

ID & Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Semi-annual education for professionals who work with children. This two hour course covers the cause and effects of child abuse and the importance of identification and reporting of child abuse.

Empowerment Program "Victim Advocate Service"
This program is designed to meet the needs of victims of spouse and intimate partner abuse. This includes safety planning, protective orders, community resource referrals, and legal, medical, or court accompaniments.

Domestic Abuse Prevention and Education
Education for professionals who work with service members and Family members. This one hour course covers the types of abuse, cycle of violence, reporting options and advocacy services and resources.

Play Morning
Is held every Tuesday for children up to 4 years of age from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. at the Multi- Program CDC behind Memorial Chapel, Building 10622.

5 Love Languages
Focus on meeting your spouse’s emotional needs and learning new methods to improve communication skills. This class is held at Kenner Army Community Hospital.

 

Course Schedule

Stress Management

  • 12 - 1 p.m.
  • April 4, July 11 and October 3

Anger Management

  • 12 - 1 p.m.
  • April 18, July 18 and October 17

Lunch and Learn

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7

What to Expect Now that your Expecting

  • 1 p.m.
  • February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1 and December 6

Baby Basics

  • 1 p.m.
  • February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13

Childbirth Education

  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • March 11, May 13, July 8 and September 9