Army Community Service (ACS)
What is the Family Advocacy Program (FAP)?
- NPSP – New Parent Support Program
- VAP - Victim Advocacy Program
- EFMP – Exceptional Family Member Program
The Family Advocacy Program provides services a wide range of services designed to strengthen families & prevent incidents of CA & DA.
FAP provides a wide range of services geared towards the specific needs of the families they work with. FAP staff works with military command, military law enforcement personnel, medical staff, family center personnel and chaplains, as well as civilian organizations and agencies, to provide troops and family members with the services they need to develop healthier relationships within the home.
Troops and family members sometimes worry about coming forward to their command or to FAP for child abuse or domestic abuse related concerns. Our Service members often worry that reporting family violence to his or her command may mean the end of their career with the military. First and foremost, FAP and commanders want to keep victims of abuse safe. Additionally, they want to help service members & their families build healthy relationships.
Resiliency Training is offered to soldiers and spouses. There are four tracks during the seminar: Personal Growth, Marriage, Parenting and Coping with Army life. This seminar is open to single Soldiers and spouses of deployed Soldiers. Classes focus on everything from potty training to anger management and financial counseling.
PAIRS Workshop, Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills, is a seminar for Soldiers and their spouses and is recommended that they attend as a couple. The workshop focuses on basic relationship skills, dealing with conflict and effective communication. It also focuses on military-specific relationship issues such as closeness during long periods of separation and conflicted reunions within a military environment.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families, also offered to Soldiers and spouses, but is appropriate for individuals including spouses of deployed Soldiers and single Soldiers. This two day workshop features an exciting & interactive curriculum based on Steven Corey’s book series. The workshop helps teach families habits to use daily to build healthy relationships with one another.
Explorer’s Club: This play groupd is for children 3-5 & their parents. During this exciting playgroup, parents & their children participate in activities such as: music, crafts, reading, language building, and gross motor activities. The playgroup is held Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm at the Graham Resiliency Training Campus.
Playgroup offers a great change of scenery for stay-at-home parents and their children. There is an open playgroup every Monday through Thursday 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the Graham Resiliency Training Campus for children birth to five and their parent. The preschoolers practice their social skills while the parents network with other military parents in a relaxed, educational environment.
Caravan Club: This is a fun, family outing for children 3-5 years of age and their parents.