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Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

Together We Can End Domestic Violence!

24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline (915)269-2013
24/7 Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-5400
Overview

Family Advocacy

  • The prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment of spouse and child abuse.
  • Services to enhance relationship skills and improve their quality of life.
  • Groups, seminars, workshops and counseling and intervention services.
  • Seminars and workshops available to you, your unit or family readiness group.
  • Unit commanders can schedule their units mandatory AR 608-18 training or seminars.
Victim Advocacy

Victim advocates provide:

  • clear, accurate information on the available avenues for reporting domestic abuse, child abuse, and sexual assault.
  • Provide essential support, liaison services and care to the victim.
  • Provide crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support.
  • Services continue until the victim states support is no longer needed.

Victim Advocate services include, but are not limited to:

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Safety Planning

  • Orders of Protection (Civilian and Military)

  • Liaison between victim and unit

  • Information and referral

  • Court accompaniment

  • Transportation

  • Referral to outside agencies

  • Texas Crime Victims Compensation and Transitional Compensation

Reporting Options

Unrestricted Reporting: Official investigation using current reporting channels, e.g., chain of command, Family Advocacy Program (FAP), or law enforcement

Restricted Reporting:Allows a victim of domestic abuse to disclose the details of his or her abuse to specifically identified individuals and receive medical treatment and victim advocacy services without requiring that notice be provided to the victim's or alleged offender's commander or law enforcement.
Victims of domestic abuse who desire restricted reporting under this policy must report the abuse to one of the following specified individuals:

  • a victim advocate
  • a victim advocate supervisor
  • or healthcare provider

 

Educational Programs
  • Family Violence Awareness Briefings- Units, Family Members, and Civilians as requested.
  • Parenting Classes For parents of children 6 months and above. Six week series, 12 hours. Regularly scheduled. Specialized classes for Single/Step Families available.
  • Relationship Classes For couples to learn how to work together as a team, learning to live together, and to learn new effective ways to communicate.
  • Home Visitor Provides in-home visitation, pregnancy and parenting education, support, and resource assistance to military families with children, prenatal-3 years old."
New Parent Support Program

The Army offers a complete program of parent education and support services of which the New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a part.

Playgroup - Teaches interaction with infants and toddlers ages 0-4. Support group for new parents/parent information exchange. Meeting times are from 1000-1200hrs unless otherwise noted on the calendar found on the Fort Bliss New Parent Support Playgroup Facebook page or pick up a calendar from ACS.

Hospital Visits - Visit with new mothers to provide information and referral services.

Home Visits - Distribute ACS information - cover topics to include safety, stress management, and parenting issues.

Baby Boot Camp - Overview of what expecting parents (new and experienced) may encounter during the first six weeks of baby's life.

Child Health and Safety Issues

If you see or suspect child abuse, child neglect or a safety violation, report it to Texas Department of Family & Protective Services by phone at 1-800-252-5400 or online at www.txabusehotline.org/Login

  • Healthy Kids Two week series, 4 hours.
  • Home Safety As requested.
  • Kids on the Block Puppet Shows As requested by groups.
  • Volunteers are always needed to train as puppeteers.
  • Training for Professionals/Paraprofessional in Child Abuse Detection and Reporting (Military Police, Child Care providers, Youth Services and Commanders)
  • Safety Education Child Sexual Abuse, Prevention and Awareness for Family Members and Professionals.
Direct Services
  • Information and Referral for individuals facing a crisis.
  • Information on Domestic Violence & Family Life Skills.
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Respite Care
Classes - Online Registration
Required
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Couples Communication

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

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)

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

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

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

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.

Scream-Free Early Childhood/STEP

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

Baby Bootcamp

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.

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