Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) mission is to build resilient military families and communities by developing and implementing programs designed to prevent, reduce and treat child maltreatment and interpersonal violence.
- Relationship Enrichment
- Couples Counseling
- PREP (Couples Workshop)
- Anger Management
- Parent Education
- Love & Logic (Ages 2-10)
- Active Parenting of Teens
- Home Alone Workshop
- Victim Advocate Support
- 24/7 Crisis Intervention
- Safety Planning
- Advice on protective orders
- New Parent Support Program (Ages 0-3)
- Nurse Home Visits
- Baby Basics Class
- Play Group
To schedule an appointment or sign up for a class call Family Advocacy at (757) 314-7998.
Reporting an Incident
All incidents of suspected child abuse or domestic violence should be reported to Family Advocacy at (757) 314-7998 during duty hours or through the Victim Advocate Crisis Line at (757) 846-1777 or (757) 276-1090 after hours or on weekend and holidays.
Family Advocacy FAQs
Are FAP services documented in my medical record?
Prevention services are confidential and are not documented in the medical record.
Will coming to FAP negatively impact my military career?
Seeking prevention services does not negatively impact ones career. If you’ve been involved in a domestic violence or child abuse incident then there may be legal or administrative consequences that are unrelated to your FAP involvement. Most members seen following an incident have little to no career impact as long as treatment is completed successfully.
What is domestic violence?
The use, attempted use, or threatened use of force or violence against a person who is: (1) A current or former spouse; (2) A person with whom one shares a child; or (3) A current or former intimate partner with whom one shares or has shared a common residence.
What are the most common types of FAP incidents reported on our installation?
The most common type of incidents are partner physical abuse and child neglect. Physical abuse includes slapping, pushing, restraining, hitting with objects or stalking. Child neglect typically involves leaving a child unsupervised in violation of Post Youth Supervision Guidelines.
Can I get help without getting my unit or the police involved?
Yes, there is a Restricted Reporting option that allows victims to receive medical treatment, advocacy and counseling without triggering the official investigation or Command involvement. Contact your medical provider, a Victim Advocate or FAP personnel for more information.