About Family Advocacy Program
The Department of the Army recognizes the importance of families in retention and unit readiness. The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) uses a coordinated community approach to support soldiers and families in an attempt to prevent family violence. The key element of the FAP is prevention through the education of families about the short and long term effects of family violence. Prevention of and intervention in family violence are a community responsibility. Various agencies within the community work together to ensure an effective and comprehensive program. For soldiers and family members involved in family violence, early referral reduces risk, establishes safety limits, and provides treatment for victims support to units and individuals in the following areas:
- Family violence.
- Intervention and treatment.
- Emotional support and counseling.
- Emergency financial assistance.
- Parenting education.
- Relationship support.
- Child care issues.
- Victim advocacy.
- Transitional compensation.
For additional information contact your installation Family Advocacy Program Manager or refer to AR 608-18, The Army Family Advocacy Program.