Family Advocacy Program (FAP)



The Family Advocacy Program is committed to strong Army Soldiers and Families and to the prevention and treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault.
24/7 253-966-7233/SAFE LINE 

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The well being

of Army Soldiers and Army Families is inextricably linked to Army readiness. FAP contributes to Army readiness by providing a vigorous, proactive outreach program that coordinates and provides numerous programs, services, education, training and activities that support our Soldiers and Families, enhance relationship skills and improve their quality of life.

 

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FAP promotes public awareness

within the JBLM military community and coordinates professional intervention at all levels within the civilian and military communities, including law enforcement, social services, health services, and legal services.
FAP offers Life Skills classes that include stress management, anger control, and parenting. These classes are designed to help Soldiers and Family members develop skills that will benefit them in their daily lives and may help to prevent instances of Family violence.  All classes are free. You can self-enroll or you could be referred to classes by the chain of command or health professional.

 

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JBLM New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program (NSPS) is a professional team of social workers and registered nurses who provide no-cost, in-home parenting support and  educational services to JBLM families with children ages five years and under. The program helps parents learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions and the everyday demands of parenthood.

 

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The Victim Advocate Program

provides comprehensive assistance and liaison to and for victims of domestic violence and or sexual assault. The program works cooperatively with military and civilian resources to adequately meet the needs of victims. Victim Advocates are on call 24/7 to assist Soldiers and Family members who are in need of assistance due to domestic violence and or sexual assault and can be reached at
253-966-SAFE or 253-966-7233.

 

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The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPRP)

reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability.

Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.

24/7 253-966-7233/SAFE LINE

 

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The Family Advocacy Program

is located in building and can be reached at
253-967-5940/5901 or 253-966-7180.

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FAP also provides Victim Advocates

for those who are victims of domestic violence or those who are victims of sexual assault. Treatment services are provided by the Department of Social Work (DWS) at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC).
For additional information for clinical services, call 253-968-4159.
For scheduling unit-required training for Prevention of Domestic Violence/Child Abuse or Prevention of Sexual Assault, call 253-967-5901.



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Specialized functions within the FAP include:


The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) designed to provide assistance to Army Families through education and support from the prenatal period through children who are six years of age. The NPSP offers expectant parents and parents of newborn and young children the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and to improve old ones.  Among the services offered are parenting classes, infant care classes, infant massage classes, play morning, referrals and home visitation by a registered nurse.



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Home visiting services

offer parents the opportunity to improve their skills as parents and to learn some new skills. There are often many questions about children’s needs and what to do. The NSPS is a reliable source for parents. For more information about the program call 253-967-7409.



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Links:

Common Sense

Parenting Happiest Baby

Dad 24/7

NPSP Brochure

Dr. Dad

Playmorning at R&R

Effective Discipline for Your Child



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For those who have been victims of sexual assault there are two reporting options: 

  1. A restricted report is confidential, meaning it does      not trigger an investigation; you can only report      the assault to the Sexual Assault Response      Coordinator (SARC), VA, Chaplain, and health      care providers.  
  2. An unrestricted report can be reported to the      SARC, VA, Chaplain, health care providers,
         chain of command, 911 or the Criminal      Investigation Division.

Both of these reporting options provide you access to medical care, counseling, and advocacy services. All services are voluntary so you make the choice that's right for you.



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As seen in the FOCUS magazine:

April is Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn about child abuse and neglect prevention as well as the signs of child abuse. For 10 ways to build self-esteem in your military child, pick up an issue of the April FOCUS (page 18) or read the issue online. 

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