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Family Advocacy Program


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

​​​​​Check out the classes below that we currently offer:

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.

Child Abuse

If you fear a child is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

The reporting point of contact for child abuse is the Military Police. If you know or suspect a child is being abused, please call:


Child Advocacy Service Advocates work with non-offending parents/guardians of victims of child sexual abuse or child physical abuse that requires hospitalization. Child advocates can provide emotional support during medical treatment, forensic interviews, legal processes, and court proceedings. Child advocates can provide resource information and referral services for local private and public child and Family programs.

 Services eligibility:

  • Child is an Army family member under 18 
  • Child has been sexually abused 
  • Child has been physically abused and requires hospitalization
Resources and Helpful Links

For more information or to register for Family Advocacy Program classes (or any other Army Community Service classes), contact us.

What's FAPening Articles

Every month, the Family Advocacy Program contributes an article to the What's FAPening column in Discover Magazine

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