FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM
Family Advocacy Program

Steps to report
·         Who is eligible to receive care
·         Where do I go for help
·         Family Advocacy Program - FAP
The 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 Help
The 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 Options
There 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 REPORTING
Victims 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 REPORTING
Restricted 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 counselor
o   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 behavior.
 
STOP Group for Men – A 26 week group for men who engage in abusive patterns of behavior.


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.

Family Advocacy consultation is available during business hours by contacting our main line at 645-2915. For after-hours emergencies, please call 911 or local law enforcement. 


 

Victim Advocates (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.

Victim advocates also provide briefs and training on issues related to domestic violence and child maltreatment.

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Please call us if you have any questions at 645-2915.

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Couples Communication

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: fapprevention@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org.

 


Couples Communication
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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: fapprevention@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org.

 


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