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Family Advocacy Program

The Family Advocacy Program is responsible for the prevention of and response to child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse/intimate partner violence in military families. It works with civilian social service agencies, military and civilian medical providers, law enforcement, legal personnel, chaplains, and child and youth programs to provide a coordinated community response. The goal of the program is to promote the prevention, early identification, reporting and treatment of child and spouse abuse.

Program services vary by installation, but generally include:

· Public awareness campaigns, education and support for couples and parents

· Parenting support at every age and stage, including New Parent Support Program home visits for expectant parents, new parents and families with young children

· Safety planning, advocacy and support for domestic abuse victims

· Clinical treatment for offenders and all affected family members as appropriate

 

Prevention, Education, and Outreach

The Family Advocacy Program is responsible for the prevention of and response to child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse/intimate partner violence in military families. It works with civilian social service agencies, military and civilian medical providers, law enforcement, legal personnel, chaplains, and child and youth programs to provide a coordinated community response. The goal of the program is to promote the prevention, early identification, reporting and treatment of child and spouse abuse.

Program services vary by installation, but generally include:

· Public awareness campaigns, education and support for couples and parents

· Parenting support at every age and stage, including New Parent Support Program home visits for expectant parents, new parents and families with young children

· Safety planning, advocacy and support for domestic abuse victims

· Clinical treatment for offenders and all affected family members as appropriate

 

Eligibility Requirements

Family Advocacy Program services are available to service members and family members eligible for care in a military treatment facility. Intimate partners and others may qualify for limited support and referrals as appropriate. Contact your installation Family Advocacy Program for details.

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