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Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

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24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline (915)269-2013
24/7 Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-5400
About Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

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.

Classes - Online Registration
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Couples Communication - ACS 2494 Ricker Road

This course is designed to build on the existing strengths of couples and add critical life and relationship skills that will help participants to create a safer, more stable relationship through interaction and activities.

Scream-Free Marriage - ACS 2494 Ricker Road

Calm your anxiety & focus on individual self-respect, championing your personal growth as the key to intimacy. Celebrate the differences between you & your spouse. Control your reaction so you can better manage situations.

Trans-Parenting (Coping with Divorce) - ACS 2494 Ricker Road

Trans-Parenting (Coping with Divorce) focuses on day-to-day challenges faced by couples divorcing with children & how to maintain a working relationship with each other. This class meets State of Texas requirement for Co-Parenting education.

Anger Management - ACS 2494 Ricker Road

Learn 8 tools to identify triggers & address consequences of your actions to improve relationships. Learn to assertively communicate, deal with stress, forgive, adjust expectations, respond instead of react, & avoid pitfalls of anger.

Stress Management - ACS 2494 Ricker Road

Learn to identify and minimize the impact of personal, workplace and home stressors. Understand the impact of emotional and physical stressors on the body. Learn how to manage stress, not allow stress to manage you.

Scream-Free School Age/STEP - ACS 2494 Ricker Road

This is an interactive class for parents that teaches parents the principles of raising your kids while keeping your cool. S.T.E.P. places emphasis on the parenting building blocks such as understanding yourself and your child, communicating respect and encouragement, encouraging cooperation and problem solving & using consequences to build responsibility.

Baby Bootcamp - ACS 2494 Ricker Road

This one day workshop is an overview of what expecting parents (new and experienced) may encounter during the first six weeks of baby's life.

Six Building Blocks of a Healthy Marriage - ACS 2494 Ricker Road

Focuses on day to day challenges couples face learning to like together. Learn to work together as a team to both get what you want out of your relationship. 

Anger Management - DSB 21200 Bayonet Ave

Learn 8 tools to identify triggers & address consequences of your actions to improve relationships. Learn to assertively communicate, deal with stress, forgive, adjust expectations, respond instead of react, & avoid pitfalls of anger.

Scream-Free Early Childhood/STEP - DSB 21200 Bayonet Ave

First 4 classes focus on the Scream-Free parenting model. It consists of parents managing emotional reactivity. Last 4 classes cover the Early Childhood STEP curriculum, covering birth to age 6 & topics for this age group

Scream-Free School Age/STEP - DSB 21200 Bayonet Ave

First 4 classes focus on the Scream-Free parenting model. It consists of parents managing emotional reactivity. Last 4 classes cover the School-Age STEP curriculum, focusing on ages 6 - 17 & common topics for this age group.

Stress Management - DSB 21200 Bayonet Ave

Learn to identify and minimize the impact of personal, workplace and home stressors. Understand the impact of emotional and physical stressors on the body. Learn how to manage stress, not allow stress to manage you.

Couples Communication - DSB 21200 Bayonet Ave

This course is designed to build on the existing strengths of couples and add critical life and relationship skills that will help participants to create a safer, more stable relationship through interaction and activities.

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