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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.

More Community Support

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Command Family Readiness Representative Training (online)

Learn about the roles of the CFRR.

Dec 1 10 am - 12 am

Educational Support Playgroup

Dec 1 10 am - 11:30 am
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German Level 1

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn German with ACS!

Dec 1 12 pm - 1:30 pm
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German Level 1

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn German with ACS!

Dec 1 12 pm - 1:30 pm
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German Level 2 (Hybrid)

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn German with ACS!

Dec 1 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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Baumholder Breastfeeding Cafe

Join parents for breastfeeding support and education.

Dec 2 10 am - 11:30 am

Host Nation Tour

Let ACS introduce you to Germany!

Dec 2 10 am - 2 pm
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Host Nation Tour

Let ACS introduce you to Germany!

Dec 2 10 am - 2 pm

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

Learn Breastfeeding tips and tricks from experts in preparation for your baby's arrival.

Dec 2 2 pm - 4 pm
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Host Nation 101 (HYBRID)

Get familiar with your new Host Nation with this informational session!

Dec 5 9 am - 11 am
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USA Jobs Tutorial (HYBRID)

Are you looking for a government job? ACS can help you understand the process of applying for open positions available on USA Jobs.

Dec 6 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Stress & Anger Management Class

Take hold of your temper with Army Community Service (ACS) and join this informative class on how to understand and control stress and anger.

Dec 6 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 1

Dec 6 1 pm - 2:30 pm
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 2

Learn English

Dec 6 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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Spend Plans and Budgeting - HYBRID

Learn how to budget with this workshop!

Dec 6 3 pm - 4 pm

Marriage( Financial Readiness) Hybrid

Learn how to deal with marital finances

Dec 7 9 am - 10:30 am
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Brown Bag Lunch

Training sessions on domestic abuse preventative measures.

Dec 7 12 pm - 1 pm
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Brown Bag Lunch

Training sessions on domestic abuse preventative measures.

Dec 7 12 pm - 1 pm
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Financial Options of Continuation Pay - Hybrid

Learn how you can maximize your continuation pay benefit of BRS.

Dec 8 9 am - 10 am

SFRG Informal Funds Custodian Training HYBRID

Are a newly appointed Funds Custodian? This class is for you!

Dec 8 10 am - 12 pm
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Finding Light after Darkness

Looking for comfort and support? Join the ACS Family Advocacy Program as they help others cope with domestic violence relationships both past and present.

Dec 8 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Finding Light after Darkness

Looking for comfort and support? Join the ACS Family Advocacy Program as they help others cope with domestic violence relationships both past and present.

Dec 8 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Multicultural Lunch & Learn HYBRID

Bring your lunch and join us for a fun get together to learn more about Europe!

Dec 12 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Comfort Measures & Preparation for Childbirth

Take part in this interactive class with Army Community Service (ACS) and the New Parent Support Program!

Dec 13 9 am - 1 pm
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