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Family Advocacy Program

The US Army Family Advocacy Program is dedicated to the prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment of spouse and child abuse. The program provides a variety of services to soldiers and families to enhance their relationship skills and improve their quality of life. This mission is accomplished through a variety of groups, seminars, workshops and counseling and intervention services.
Family Advocacy Program

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Programs available through the Family Advocacy Program include:



Family Advocacy Resources
What Services Are Available to Families With Special Needs? Is There Financial Assistance for Family Members Experiencing Abuse? What Services Are Available for New Parents? What Assistance Is Offered to Domestic Abuse Victims?
The Exceptional Family Member Program is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to Families with special needs. The Transitional Compensation Program provides temporary monetary assistance to Family members of a Soldier who has been court-martialed or is being administratively separated for a dependent-abuse offense. New Parent Support is a program offered to Families to enhance parent and infant attachment, increase knowledge of child development, and provide connections to the support services that allow parents to become nurturing and capable caregivers. The Victim Advocacy Services Program provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, including crisis intervention, safety planning, support through the medical, investigative, and legal processes, and referrals to available resources.
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Seminars and Workshops

Seminars and workshops are available to you, your unit or family support group. Unit commanders are encouraged to contact their Family Advocacy Program Manager/Staff to schedule workshops and trainings that meet your specific need.

Topics 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


Featured Stories


In an annual DOD report just released, the Army had a slight increase in reported sexual assaults.

Since 2007, the Army's budget to combat sexual assault has increased fivefold, said the director of Human Resources, Army G-1.

Leaders from across Yongsan garrison teamed up with Army Community Service to help bring attention to the fight against Sexual Harassment and Assault by signing the proclamation to end sexual harassment and assault here April 3.

The Fort Rucker Family Advocacy Program offers services throughout the year, but April is an especially notable month because it's Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Eighth Army is hosting sexual assault prevention training in South Korea through February.


Help Available 24/7 for Victims of Domestic Abuse

All Army installations have a 24/7 Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Hotline. Please click on the link below to access the numbers and find the installation closest to you for help and support.



FAP 2014 Prevention Campaign Materials

Child Abuse Prevention CampaignThe 2014 Army approved Family Advocacy Program Child Abuse Prevention Month prevention materials are available for download. The theme for Army Child Abuse Prevention Month is "Children's Safety Comes First - Be Ready to End Child Abuse". FAPs crucial role continues to build awareness and most importantly, motivate everyone to take positive action to reduce child abuse and neglect. When Families and communities focus on the safety and healthy development of their children, everyone benefits from improved quality of life. Please click on the links below to access the Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign materials and this years dedicated AOS page.



FAP Commander's Desk Guide Self-Guided Tutorial

This tutorial serves as a reference tool regarding the important role of commanders/leaders in learning about the prevention of child abuse and domestic abuse IAW AR 608-18 and related guidance. Working collaborative with (FAP), the focus is on strengthening Families as well as victim safety, offender accountability, and prompt intervention for at-risk Families or when incidents have occurred. (See Read Me file for related details on downloading).



Never before in the history of our Army have we asked so much of our Families. They are serving side-by-side with our Soldiers, enduring their hardships and providing the unconditional love and support that truly make our Army strong. The Army Family Covenant pledges our commitment to support Soldiers and their Families and resource programs to provide them a quality of life commensurate with their service.

- Former Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey