Family Advocacy Program
- Program Overview
This program is dedicated to fostering healthy Families and communities through education and outreach. It aims to prevent abuse or neglect of Family Members. Family Advocacy provides support services, training and education and crisis intervention.
- Victim Advocacy Support Services
- Mandatory Annual Domestic Violence, Child Abuse Awareness and Detection, (IAW AR 608-18 and 600-20 Chapter 8) training
- Emergency Child Placement
- Child Safety and Education
- Stress Management
- Anger Management
- Support Groups
- Home Visitor
- New Parent Support Classes
- Parenting Education
- Life Skills Workshops
- Marriage Enrichment
- New Parent Support Program
New Parent Support Program Playgroup: This group, which meets every Monday and Wednesday (except US Holidays) from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Burke CYS SKIES Center, provides parents and caregivers of infants, toddlers and children with positive parent-child interaction and age appropriate activities while building on the child’s development and the caregiver’s parenting skills.
Home Visits: Providing voluntary in-home visitation, pregnancy and parenting education, support, and resource assistance to military Families with children ages pre-natal through 3 years old.
Hospital Visits: Visiting with new parents, providing information and referral and aiding in detecting potential high risk Families.
Expectant Parent Information and Referral Services: Providing materials and resources on child safety, stress management, and parenting issues.
Child Health and Safety Issues
Healthy Kids: Education on indoor and outdoor safety.
Home Safety: Child-proofing your home. Available upon request.
Training for Professionals/Paraprofessionals on Domestic Violence, Child Abuse Detection and Reporting for Law Enforcement, Child Care Providers, Youth Services, Health Care, Schools, Commanders and Civilian Agencies.
Preparing for Pregnancy, Birth Process, Newborn Care, and Breastfeeding Support
Annual Mandatory Command/Senior Leader Training and Troop Briefing. Available upon request.
- Education and Training
Information provided for Soldiers, Family members, Professionals, and civilians includes:
- Domestic Violence
- Dating Violence
- Workplace Violence
- Anger Management
- Stress Management
- Child Safety
- Child abuse, Prevention and Awareness
- Customized Training
Mandatory Annual Training
Child Abuse Detection and Awareness Training (AR 608-18) (Minimum 1 hour)
This training is conducted by FAP personnel and offered to Soldiers and various agencies involved with the care, support and safety, or treatment of children. The training covers the detection and reporting methods related to child abuse. Participants will be provided with information and resources, and the Army’s policy and state laws regarding child abuse.
Domestic Violence Awareness Training (AR 608-18) (Minimum 1 hour)
This consists of annual troop education conducted by FAP personnel for all Soldiers on the family dynamics of spouse and child abuse, the availability of prevention and treatment services, and the Army’s policies regarding family violence.
Services are available to all active duty and retired military personnel and their Family Members; members of the Army National Guard and US Army Reserve, when on active duty and during post deployment and their Family members; Army APF and NAF civilian employees, and their Family members; Family members of prisoners of war or personnel missing in action and surviving Family members of military personnel who died while on active duty.
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Main Army Community Service
|Monday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||12 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|