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Army Family Advocacy Program

Community education informs the military community of the extent and nature of spouse and child abuse, and focuses awareness of family violence, how to report it, and available FAP services. The purpose is to promote community support and encourage early referral. Information is disseminated through monthly media contacts, presentations to groups, and participation in all appropriate special military community and unit events, and sponsoring special theme events throughout the year. For parents of children six years old and under who would like to improve their parenting skills, referrals are available to the New Parent Support Program offered by MCAS Yuma.

For more information about Family Advocacy, contact your installation Family Advocacy Program Specialist at Army Community Service, Bldg 309, at (928) 328-3224.

FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Commander Education - IAW AR 608-18, unit commanders are briefed regarding the FAP to ensure that commanders at all levels are aware of the following: the nature of spouse and child abuse and how to prevent it, FAP policies and procedures, Command responsibilities for identification, reporting, and coordination with the Case Review Committee, information on FAP prevention and treatment services, and mandatory briefing requirements for unit commanders within 45 days prior to or following assumption of command. If you are in need of a commanders briefing please contact FAP Prevention Specialist at 928-328-3224.

Troop education consists of annual education for all soldiers on the family dynamics of spouse and child abuse, availability of prevention and treatment services, and the Army's policies regarding family violence. To schedule troop trainings please contact FAP Prevention Specialist at 928-328-3224.

Professional education provides semi-annual education for professionals /paraprofessionals who work with children to ensure they are aware of the seriousness, causes and effects, and identification and reporting responsibilities of child abuse. This includes those persons working in all areas of Child and Youth Services. To schedule a professional training for your staff please contact FAP Prevention Specialist at 928-328-3224.

 

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