The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is dedicated to the prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment of spouse and child abuse. FAP provides educationally based programs and training to active duty soldiers, retirees, and their family members. FAP provides the opportunity through the programs and training to share information, enhance and develop stress management and coping skills and link to support services. Everyone can benefit from prevention and education. It is important that the soldiers and their families realize that when stressed, they are more vulnerable to life’s challenges. A little extra support is sometimes needed. FAP can also provide assistance with linking to other programs and services within Family Advocacy and other services on Fort Buchanan.
- The New Parent Support Program has a professional team that provides home visitation. Home visitors provide parenting education and support to you on an individual basis, and encouragement regarding the challenges of parenting. Services are available for military families, including single parents and teenage parents expecting a child and for children, newborn to three years of age. For more information on the New Parent Support Program home visits, please contact the ACS Center or call (787) 707-3709.
Expectant Parent Workshop
- Helps to provide valuable information about pregnancy and postpartum health, basic infant care, infant massage, parenting skills, safety, discipline, stress management, deployment issues, and community resources.
Victim Advocate Program (VAP)
The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for your dignity and privacy.
The right to be reasonably protected from the accused offender.
The right to be notified of court proceedings.
The right to be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense, unless the court determines that your testimony would be materially affected if you, as the victim, heard other testimony at trial.
The right to confer with the attorney for the government in the case; the right to available restitution; the right to information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender.
Move to a room with easy access to an exit. Don't go to the kitchen, bathroom or near possible weapons.
Know the quickest route out of your home. Practice escaping that way.
Know the quickest route out of your workplace. Practice escaping that way. Domestic violence does not just occur in your home.
Pack a bag and have it ready. Keep it hidden but make it easy to grab quickly.
Tell your neighbors about your abuse and ask them to call the police when they hear a disturbance.
Have a code word to use with your kids, family and friends. They will know to call the police and get you help.
Know where you are going to go, if you ever have to leave.
Use your instincts.
You have the right to protect yourself and your children.
Develop a Safety Plan
Military Protection Orders (MPO)
- United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women
- National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
- Stalking Resource Center
- Statewide directory for laws, courts, emergency shelters, orders of protection
- Battered Women's Justice Project
- The Family Violence Prevention Fund
- Women's Justice Center– Also is Spanish
- Mind, Body, Spirit Empowered - Materials translated into many languages
- Marriage and Equality – Materials translated into many languages
|Child Abuse Hotline||(888) 767-2445|
|Domestic Violence Victim Advocate||(787) 707-2050|
|Fort Buchanan Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline||(787) 221-7982|
|Fort Buchanan Sexual Assault 24 Hour Hotline||(787) 406-4222|
|Military One Source||(800) 342-9647|
|Fort Buchanan Police||(787) 707-3337|
|National Domestic Violence Hotline||(800) 799-7233|
|National Suicide Hotline||(800) 273-TALK (8155)|