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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

 

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.

 

Additional programs within the FAP that help with specific needs.

New Parent Support Program (NPSP)

Got small children? Parents with little ones four and under have special challenges, and the NPSP has tools to meet them. Programs include: Individual Parenting classes for “New and expecting Parents”, to learn about Safe Sleep, Periods of PURPLE Crying, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). NPSP, also offers a weekly Connect the Tots Playgroup to help strengthen each child’s cognitive, emotional, physical, and creative selves.

Victim Advocacy Program (VAP)

Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault 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. Services are available for both restricted and unrestricted reports.

If you need immediate help, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1(800)799-7233. For more information about reporting options please contact the installation’s Family Advocacy Program at +1(608)388-2412.

Transitional Compensation (TC) Program for Abused Dependents

Under a congressionally mandated program, abused dependents of military personnel may be eligible for one to three years of benefits and entitlements, including temporary financial compensation, medical care, and commissary and exchange privileges.

For more information contact your installation’s Family Advocacy Program at +1(608)388-2412.

You can also call Military OneSource for more information and referrals CONUS:+1(800) 342-9647; OCONUS: 00-800-3429-6477; to call collect with operator assistance OCONUS: 484-530-5908.

More Community Support

Triple P Workshops: The Positive Parenting Program

Aug 8
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Monthly Benefits Briefing

Aug 9 9 am - 11 am
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Pops Connect with Tots

Aug 9 10 am - 12 pm

Summer Mornings at Connect the Tots Playgroup

Aug 9 10 am - 12 pm
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Newcomer's Orientation

Aug 10 8 am - 1 pm
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Nuts & Bolts of an Individualized Education Program

Aug 10 9 am - 11 am

Strengthening Family Workshop

Aug 16 8 am - 5 pm
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Strengthening Family Workshop

Aug 16 8 am - 5 pm
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Money Management Series

Aug 16 9 am

Financial Management Series

Aug 16 10:30 am
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Financial Legal Affairs Series

Aug 16 1 pm
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Soldier & Family Readiness (SFRG) Training

Aug 16 1 pm - 3 pm

Lunch & Learn: Stress Management Skills

Aug 24 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Lunch & Learn: Stress Management Skills

Aug 24 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Wisconsin Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee (ISFAC) Meeting

Sep 1 9 am - 2 pm

The Art of a Strong Family

Sep 8 5 pm - 7 pm
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Women's Resilience Workshops

Sep 14 9 am - 12 pm

Women's Resilience Workshops

Sep 14 9 am - 12 pm
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Men's Resilience Workshops

Sep 21 7:30 am - 10:30 am

PCS Open House

Sep 21 11 am - 1 pm
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EFMP Fall Craft Night

Sep 22 5 pm - 7 pm

EFMP Fall Craft Night

Sep 22 5 pm - 7 pm
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Newcomer's Orientation

Oct 12 8 am - 1 pm
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Newcomer's Orientation

Oct 12 8 am - 1 pm
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