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Family Advocacy Program

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.

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. 

Daddy Boot Camp
Learn the basics of infant development, baby safety, newborn care, community resources and more. Whether it's your first baby or third, this class is designed to be interactive and fun.  Network with other fathers, build confidence in your ability to parent, and enhance your nuturing side.

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

Co-Parenting: Two Parents Two Homes (Virginia Court Approved)
This class is intended to help parents focus on the responsibilities of parenting from separate households and keeping children out of the middle of parental conflict. This curriculum meets the requirements for the Code of Virginia.  Advance Registration is required. 

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Debt Elimination

Learn a power pay plan for eliminating debt.

Mar 10 11 am - 1 pm

Co-Parenting: Two Parents Two Homes

Learn how to focus on the responsibilities of parenting from separate households.

Apr 3 1 pm
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Stress Management

Learn how to select and implement effective stress management skills.

Apr 6 12 pm - 1 pm
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Daddy Boot Camp

A free class for all expecting dads!

Apr 14 1 pm
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Credit Management

Learn how to maintain good credit!

Apr 15 11 am - 1 pm

Credit Management

Learn how to maintain good credit!

Apr 15 11 am - 1 pm
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Couples Communication

Learn how to improve the quality of your communication to enhance your relationship.

Apr 20 1 pm
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What To Expect Now That You're Expecting

Learn how to prepare for your new life.

May 5 1 pm - 2 pm
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Anger Management

Learn how to control and implement effective anger management skills.

May 18 12 pm - 1 pm

Thrift Savings Plan

Learn how to maximize your financial security for retirement.

May 19 10 am - 11 am
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Community Action Council Meeting

Jun 1 9:30 am
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Retirement Planning

Learn retirement financial preparation techniques.

Jun 10 11 am - 1 pm