Family Advocacy Program (FAP) raises awareness among Service and Family Members to prevent intimate partner violence and child abuse by improving Family and functioning and creating a community that is supportive of families. The Family Advocacy Program services include the New Parent Support Program, Victim Advocacy Program, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, and the Exceptional Family Member Program. The following educational classes and workshops are available:
Baby Massage: Babies are intuitive and their sense of touch highly developed. Therefore, in addition to many health benefits, the time spent massaging your baby greatly increases your communication and helps you to understand your baby’s moods, needs, desires and expressions. (Babies should be between 4 and 8 months old).
Newborn Care I and II: Why don’t they come with instruction manuals? Taking care of a newborn for the first time can be scary. From holding, to diapering, to bathing, come learn the basics of newborn care to make the early months special for parents and baby. This is a two part consecutive series to learn tips about new born care.
Breast Feeding Basics: It should be one of the most natural things in the world. But for many moms, especially new mom’s breastfeeding can be confusing. Join us as we learn about getting started with breastfeeding, overcoming challenges and the importance of breastfeeding for your baby
Daddy Boot Camp: This class offers hands on training so new dads can be confident and effective parents.
Potty Training Your Toddler: Learn all you can about potty training your child, including signs that your child is ready and how to start.
1-2-3 Magic, Managing Difficult Behavior in Children 2-12: 1-2-3 Magic is an internationally acclaimed program on child discipline. The program, developed by Thomas W. Phelan, PhD offers a humorous look at parenting, with a serious look at discipline.
Parenting Your Adolescent: Much like 1-2-3 Magic; Parenting Your Adolescent will offer different parenting techniques and advice to deal with the challenges of the “teenage years”.
Ages and Stages of Infant and Child Development: Learning about normal child development will help you understand how to care for and encourage your young child..
LIFE ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Anger Management: Learn the tools to resolve anger in a healthy way. This program has been designed for individuals who would like to learn the basic foundations of anger control as well as customize their own anger management program. This class will help individuals identify the advantages and disadvantages of anger as well as identify their anger cues.
Stress Management: Are you stressed out? Can you used some creative ways to manage your anger? Come and learn basic information for designing a personalized stress program.
Couples Communication: Learn now communication Effective communication skills can help improve relationships and break down barriers.
CHILDREN’S EDUCATION PROGRAM
Kelly Bear C.A.R.E.S Series: The overall goal of the program is to prevent problem behaviors by promoting numerous life skills such as, problem solving, self-awareness, self-respect, self-control, empathy towards others, and many more. Kelly Bear is a life-size, friendly bear who interacts with children and educates them on a variety of different life skills. This is a 7 week series for preschool aged children.
Home Alone Class: Home Alone class teaches children ages 9-11 tips on how to stay home alone safely. This class covers Fire safety, first aid, internet safety and stranger awareness.
DEPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLASSES
New Parents 101: This class offers a comprehensive look at parenting infants to toddlers. Learn how infants grow and how to help create a healthy environment for your child.
Deployment issues for children ages 5-9– Puppet Show: FAP Education and Prevention continues to offer a Kids and Deployment Puppet Show to facilitate discussion of deployment related issues. The class offers a 30 minute interactive puppet show and a puppet making craft activity.
COMMAND AND TROOP BRIEFINGS
Family Advocacy Program Troop Training: This class is a required annually and covers how to recognize the signs of Child and Spouse abuse, where to report abuse and the resources available to prevent family violence.
Family Advocacy Program Command Briefing: Senior enlisted advisers (E-7 through E-9) to commanding officers should be briefed on the FAP within 45 days prior to or following assumption of command, as well as annually. This class will cover how to recognize, report and increase knowledge of the resources available to further prevent child and spouse abuse.