Family Advocacy Program
- Training Available
Commander and Senior Leader Education
Individual comprehensive briefings to commanders and senior leaders within 45 days of change of command, covering all FAP services and responsibilities of leadership.
Annual education on the family dynamics of spouse and child abuse, the availability of prevention and treatment services, and Army policies. Army civilians and contractors are encouraged to participate.
Informs the military community of the extent and nature of spouse and child abuse and focuses awareness of family violence, including how to report it. This includes making FAP services known and accessible through awareness events and activities to promote community support and involvement.
Offers training about how to protect children and how to listen and talk with them about child abuse prevention. Children need to have programs and activities geared to their ability to understand and act on safety and exploitation issues.
- Victim Advocacy
Assistance and support to spouse abuse victims by:
- Crisis intervention
- Securing medical treatment
- Information on legal rights
- Referrals to shelters
- Additional resource connections
Victim Advocates are on call 24/7 to assist Soldiers and family members who are in need of assistance due to domestic violence. They can be reached during duty hours at ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201/9202 or on the 24 hour/seven-day-a-week Domestic Violence hotline at (0162) 297-5625.
- New Parent Support Program
The New Parent Support Program provides comprehensive home visits with training on child development, behavioral stages, psychological nurturing, basic parenting skills and resource information. Hospital visits are also provided. Educational classes and play groups are offered and provide a forum for parents to network and exchange ideas.
Who is eligible?
Families with children age newborn up to 4 years old, or who are expecting a baby are invited to participate in the New Parent Support Program.
NPSP has a resource room available to you, which includes: books, DVDs and other materials on topics such as parenting, family relationships, child development and infant care. We also loan empathy bellies and hospital-grade breast pumps.
Play Morning is a place where parents and children (12 to 36 months) can come together to play and make new friends. Parents will learn about child development, parenting, and age appropriate activities for their children. Children will be able to enjoy free play and music.
Newborn Network is a support group for parents with babies up to twelve months of age. Parents will receive information related to parenting as well as socialize with other parents that have infants.
Breast feeding support group offers moms a chance to learn more about the joys and advantages of breastfeeding. Lead by International Board Certified Lactation consultant.
Mommy and Daddy 101
Expecting parents are invited to participate in our monthly Mommy & Daddy 101 Class to learn about the last trimester of pregnancy, labor, delivery, relaxation & comfort techniques, breastfeeding and newborn care.
Our home visits provide a chance to meet with a professional who can address your concerns as a parent in the privacy of your home.
- Family Life Education
Family Life Education offers curriculum training that provides knowledge, social relationship skills and support throughout the Family life cycle. The goal is to improve life management and family coping skills, enhance self-esteem, and improve communication skills and marital relationships.
Classes offered on a regular basis include Parenting, Stress Management, Anger Management and Couple’s Communication.
- Emergency Placement Care
Emergency Placement Care provides:
- Voluntary or court mandated service
- Temporary 24-hour care for children who cannot be cared for by their natural family or legal guardian.
- Short-term care, generally not to exceed 90 days, until the situation is resolved or long-term placement can be arranged.
Becoming an Emergency Placement Care provider:
Please contact the EPC Coordinator at (0611) 143-548-9201/9202.
- Transitional Compensation
This is defined as financial compensation and other benefits to assist family members when the Service member is separated from active duty as a result of a court-martial or administrative action or is sentenced to total forfeiture of all pay and allowances for a dependent-abuse offense (child or spouse abuse).
- Financial assistance
- Commissary and PX privileges.
- Respite Care
Child care hours can be provided as a prevention/intervention measure for those Families at risk for abuse or neglect or needing stabilization support.
- Army in Europe Child and Youth Supervision Policy
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||1 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Training Holidays||Open regular hours|
The Family Advocacy Program provides education, intervention and assistance to prevent family violence and to support strong, self-reliant families and communities. FAP has multiple prevention and education programs and provides services to anyone with installation access.
Domestic Violence Hotline
Sexual Assault Hotline
Military and Family Life Consultants
(0611) 143-548-9201 or -9202