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Family Advocacy Program

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The Family Advocacy Program, (FAP), emphasizes prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment of spouse and child abuse. In addition, a variety of services is provided to Soldiers and Families to develop their relationship skills, parenting skills, and improve their quality of life. This mission is accomplished through a variety of groups, seminars, workshops, and counseling and intervention services. Seminars and workshops are available to individuals, units, and Family Readiness Groups. Unit commanders are encouraged to contact their Family Advocacy staff to schedule seminars that meet their specific need.

 

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ANGER MANAGEMENT is a lunch hour workshop designed to define anger, its causes, and effects.  You will learn to identify responses to angry feelings, warning signs and triggers, and develop an anger management plan. One on one classes are available. 531-0636/1938

STRESS MANAGEMENT is a lunch hour workshop designed to help understand what stress is, its symptoms, and its causes.  Examine ways to reduce stress, and learn valuable tips on time management, lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, diet and exercise. One on one classes are also available. 531-0636/1938

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CHILDREN COPE WITH DIVORCE. A seminar in which separating and/or divorcing parents learn more about the effects of divorce on children.   531-1938/1941 (Upon Request)

DATE NIGHT.  A night set aside to give the married couple a special opportunity to go out and enjoy each other's company.  Couples will be able to drop off their kids, meet with an instructor for 15 minutes prior to leaving, pick up their discussion topic, leave and go to a place of their choice to spend their special night out, and then return 15 minutes prior to closing to conclude the nights event.  Pre-requisite - one or both of the parents must have attended or is currently participating in one of the classes offered. 531-1938

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NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM. A program staffed with social workers that provides home visits, support groups and parenting classes for new parents with children under age six. 531-1938

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PLAY MORNING. is a 2-hour program in which parents and children play together in a group setting.  Activities include:  story time, crafts, music and more.  The FAP Staff is available for questions regarding your child's development.  531-1938

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PARENTING WITH LOVE-N-LOGIC. A six week program, which offers, parents the skills and knowledge for effective parenting of children, birth to six yrs.  Class includes parent/child interactive activities.  An on site class for children meets in conjunction with parent groups.  531-1938

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PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP SKILLS (PAIRS). Pairs is an intensive 4 week program for couples. Topics and techniques taught include communication skills, self-esteem, dealing with conflict and nurturing the couple bond.  531-1938

PREVENTION AND RELATIONSHIP ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (PREP). PREP is a four week class for couples who are interested in learning communication and conflict resolution skills.   531-1938

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VICTIM ADVOCAcy Program.  Provides services to victims of domestic violence, to include command and law enforcement support: Crisis Intervention, Options Counseling, Safety Planning, Legal Advocacy, Emergency Transportation and Relocation Assistance.   531-6333/1938

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TRANSITIONAL COMPENSATION. A congressionally mandated program, which authorizes temporary financial support and other benefits for family members who, are victims of child or spouse abuse and whose spouse is being administratively discharged or court-martialed for the individuals abuse offense.   531-0636/1938

SPECIALIZED CLASSES UPON REQUEST.  Possible topics: Family Violence, Stress Management, Holiday Stress, Coping with Deployment & Reunion, Marriage Retreats, How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex, DATE Rape, Men Are From Mars, Communication, Crisis Intervention, etc.   531-1938

LOCATION: Building 920, 1591 Bell Richard Ave
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday,  0800-1630
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 531-1938

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24 HOUR HELP LINES:

TO REPORT CASES OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT AND SPOUSE/INTIMATE PARTNER ABUSE ON FORT POLK:

531-HOPE (4673) (24-Hour Line)

TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT TO THE STATE OF LOUISIANA:

Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) 1-855-4-LAKIDS

Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline 1-800-348-Kids

Victim Advocacy Program 531-6333

June Jenkins Women’s Shelter 1-800-54-Abuse

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE

 

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