Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
Community Support Center
1520 Freedman Drive
Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702
Hours: Monday - Friday: 0800-1700
About the Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
FAP is located in the Community Support Center, Bldg. 1520, Freedman Drive. The program is dedicated to spousal and child abuse prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment. FAP provides a variety of services to Soldiers and families to enhance their relationship skills and improve their quality of life.
SHARP Hotline: 240-674-2802
Stand Up Against Sexual Assault and Child Abuse... Make A Difference!
The Department of Defense (DoD) remains committed to eliminating sexual assault from the ranks of the military. Sexual Assault is a crime. It inflicts incalculable harm on victims and their Families; it tears at the very fabric of civilians and military communities; and it destroys trust among individuals and faith in our institutions. The DoD has made significant progress in combating sexual assault by introducing a comprehensive sexual assault prevention and response policy and implementing it across the Military Service. Stand Up Against Sexual Assault and Child Abuse... Make A Difference! For more information, call Fort Detrick's Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at 301-619-3050.
New Parent Support Program
The NPSP provides support to families through a comprehensive combination of services for parents of children prenatal to three years of age including parent education programs, home visits, and linkage to community resources. Services are aimed at enhancing parent and infant bonding, increasing parentsâ€™ knowledge of child development, and providing a support for parents to become nurturing and capable caregivers.
The NPSP staff consists of licensed social workers and registered nurses who provide in-home parenting education, support, and resource linkage.
Provides classes on a wide array of topics, which include: stress management, couples communication, internet safety for children, anger management groups, and more.
Check the ACS Calendar for upcoming workshops.
Childbirth Education and Parenting Education Classes
FMH Wellness Center will provide a variety of Childbirth and Parenting Education Classes to prepare expectant parents for the arrival of their baby and parenting. Registration is required with the Family Advocacy Office as dates and times of classes vary. Please call 301-619-2408/0323.
Location: FSK Mall, 550 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Md. 21703.
One-on-one counseling to address specific parenting concerns.
Individual, marital, family counseling is available for military families who are involved in an incident of abuse or are at-risk for abuse. Separate groups are also available for both victims and offenders of abuse.
Provides short-term child care for parents who are experiencing high levels of stress and/or are receiving treatment services with FAP.
A fun and social environment for parents, childcare providers, and children. Join us at the Balfour Beatty Neighborhood Center, Catoctin View from 1000-1100, Wednesday and Friday.
A wide array of videos, audio cassette tapes and books on parenting and relationship issues may be borrowed.
Victim Advocate Program
The Victim Advocate Program provides comprehensive advocacy services and support to victims of domestic abuse including crisis intervention, assistance in securing medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, and referral to shelters and other resources available to victims.
The program offers two reporting options: restricted and unrestricted.
Restricted Reporting allows victims who are experiencing violence in their relationship to confidentially disclose the abuse to a Victim Advocate, a Victim Advocate Supervisor, or a Healthcare Provider. Law enforcement is and the Soldier's Command is not involved and there is no investigation of the abuse. The restricted reporting option allows an individual to receive medical treatment, advocacy services, clinical and pastoral counseling.
Unrestricted Reporting allows victims of domestic abuse to pursue an official investigation of an incident and receive the widest array of services available including command involvement, military protective orders, medical treatment, advocacy services, clinical and pastoral counseling. Victims should report the abuse to law enforcement, or the alleged offender's Commander.
Transitional Compensation Program
The Transitional Compensation (TC) Program is a congressionally authorized program for abused family members of military personnel. Legislation authorizes temporary payments for families in which the active-duty Soldier has been separated administratively or by court-martial for a dependent-abuse offense.
The TC Program offers benefits and entitlements from 12 to 36 months for eligible family members. During this benefit period, beneficiaries are provided temporary financial compensation and are eligible to receive medical care, including behavioral health services as TRICARE beneficiaries. Recipients will also have commissary and exchange privileges during this period. Family members must apply through their local family advocacy program manager.