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Steps to report· Who is eligible to receive care· Where do I go for help· Family Advocacy Program - FAPThe Family Advocacy Program provides clinical assessment, treatment and services for military members and their families involved in incidents of domestic abuse.· What is Domestic Abuse? Domestic abuse can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.· What is Child Abuse?Child abuse is the physical or sexual abuse, emotional maltreatment or neglect of an unmarried person under 18 years old.· How We Can HelpThe Family Advocacy Program provides a variety of interventions and treatment services to meet the needs of individual families. FAP provides counseling, clinical case management, treatment groups, and refers families to military and civilian resources as appropriate.· Restricted / Unrestricted OptionsThere are two types of reporting options for adult victims of domestic abuse, restricted and unrestricted. Both options make available to victims the full range of advocacy, medical and counseling services.o 1. UNRESTRICTED REPORTINGVictims of intimate partner abuse who want to pursue an official investigation of an incident should use current reporting channels, e.g., chain of command, Family Advocacy Program (FAP), or law enforcement. Upon notification of a reported domestic abuse incident, victim advocacy services and FAP clinical services will be offered to the victim.o 2. RESTRICTED REPORTINGRestricted reporting allows an adult victim of intimate partner abuse to disclose the details of his or her abuse to specifically identified individuals and receive medical treatment, victim advocacy services and counseling without requiring that notice be provided to the victim’s or alleged offender’s commander or law enforcement.o Victims of intimate partner abuse who desire restricted reporting under this policy must report the abuse to one of the following specified individuals:§ a victim advocate§ a victim advocate supervisor§ FAP counseloro Additionally, a victim’s disclosure of his or her domestic abuse to persons other than those covered by this policy may result in an investigation of the allegations by law enforcement and clinical intervention from FAP.DISCLAIMER – There are some exceptions to confidentiality regarding information disclosed in a restricted report. Ask a victim advocate or a FAP counselor about these exceptions.· After hours, please contact:· Additional Resources· Mission Statement
The Family Advocacy Program is comprised of licensed
counselors that provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for individuals,
couples and families who have experienced domestic violence and/or child
maltreatment. Family Advocacy focuses on helping individuals,
families, and groups empower themselves to make positive change.
The Family Advocacy Program provides groups to include:
• STOP Group for Women – A 26 week group for women who engage in abusive patterns of
• STOP Group for Men – A 26 week group for men who engage in abusive patterns of
STOP Group orientations start the first Friday of every month. For more information or to register for one of the groups contact the Family Advocacy Program at 645-2915 or 098-970-2915.
consultation is available during business hours by contacting our main line at
645-2915. For after-hours emergencies, please call 911 or local law
(VAs) are available 24 hours a day to provide ongoing support services to
victims of domestic violence and the non-offending parent in child abuse. In
some cases, victims have the option of making a restricted report of domestic
violence. Restricted reporting is not available in all situations, so please
speak to a VA prior to making a report to learn all the options available. VA's
connect victims and survivors of domestic abuse to on and off base resources
including counseling, shelters, legal, and financial services.
To speak with a
Victim Advocate call our 24/7 helpline 645-SAFE (7233) or call our
main line DSN: 645-2915 or off base: 098-970-2915 between 0730-1630.
If you are
experiencing an emergency situation, or know of a domestic violence incident
please call 911 (098-911-9111) or local law enforcement.
If you have
been sexually assaulted, please contact the Sexual Assault Response Program
(SAPR) at 645-HOPE (4673).
If you need Crisis
Counseling call the Dstress Line at 1-877-476-7734.
also provide briefs and training on issues related to domestic violence and
Please access the New Parent Support Program page here.
Please access the Prevention & Education program page here.
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Please call us if you have any questions at 645-2915.
Anger Management Group
Camp Foster- Family Advocacy Building #439
Classes are held every Wednesday from 1100-1230
Camp Hansen - Behavioral health Building #2631
Classes are held every Thursday from 1100-1230
4 Class Series teaching 8 tools to help participants cope and learn positive techniques to cope with anger. Participants must attend all 4 sessions.
Please contact Family Advocacy for more information at 645-2915 or register by Email
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Come
showcase your talent online with Behavioral Health Family Advocacy as we “Stand
Up for MilKids” with Camp Butler's Got Talent! This virtual talent show aims to
raise awareness of a key protective factor shown to increase children’s
resilience: the stability of a caring adult in their lives. Participants
showcase their talents via Youtube videos and will be judged on overall
performance, relevance, stage presence, originality, and personality.
For all the details, information, and rules and regulations, please read our Rules and Regulations document (will be uploaded soon).
WHEN:Video submission is April 1 - 17, 2020. The winner will be announced on April 30th.
For more information, please email FAPprevention@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org or visit our Facebook event page at
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Whether it's a pencil or a paintbrush, come show off your artistic abilities with Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program as we "Stand Up for MilKids!" This art contest aims to raise awareness of a key protective factor shown to increase children's resilience: the stability of a caring adult in their lives. In their artwork, participants are encouraged to highlight ways in which their parents, teachers, or caregivers make them feel safe and cared for. Participants showcase their artwork by submitting their work via email at FAPprevention@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org. Winners will be announced April 17, 2020!
For all the details, information, and rules and regulations document visit our Facebook event page "Child Abuse Prevention Month Art Contest."
Any questions can be emailed to FAPprevention@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org.
Married and Loving It! is a class that helps couples have more satisfying and healthier relationships. Topics include Love Languages, finances, and conflict resolution. This is a two part class that takes place on two consecutive Fridays from 1:00 pm - 4:30pm.
Couples are encouraged to participate together, but it is not required. You do not need to be married to attend.
Our next workshops are scheduled for:
Friday, September 6, 2019 (Part 1) & Friday, September 13, 2019 (Part 2).
Call 645-2915 or 098-970-2915 for more information or email us at: email@example.com.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Help us "Stand Up for MilKids!" MCCS Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Program wants YOU to participate in a scavenger hunt...ONLINE! Participants will be given a blank questionnaire and will need to utilize the websites provided to seek out the answers! This scavenger hunt will take place between April 20 - 30. Completed questionnaires can be submitted via email to FAPprevention@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org.
For any further questions please email us at FAPprevention@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org.
Please review the Child Supervision Requirements to ensure you are in compliance with III MEF/MCIPACO 5800.1 Ch 1. This is applicable to all SOFA status personnel ON/OFF Installation.
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