The DPFR Family Advocacy Program is committed to strengthening the lives of Service Members and Families. Our team is dedicated to preventing both domestic abuse and child abuse through information, discussion, and education.

For Family Advocacy treatment programs and services through Madigan Army Medical Center, please contact (253) 968-4159

Family Advocacy Safe Sleep Campaign

We recognize the importance of Families and communities working together to create Safe Sleep environments for babies. Remember Your ABC’s: Always have baby sleep alone, on their back, in an approved crib.
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A: Alone in baby’s sleeping space. Alone means removing all items from baby’s crib. Alone does mean away. The risk of SIDS reduces by 50% for babies who sleep in the same room as their parents. Share your room with baby for at least their first six months.

B: Place on Back. Always place baby on their back on a firm surface to sleep.

C:  Asleep in Crib. Use a crib, bassinet or portable crib that meets safety standards

To learn more, contact our New Parent Support Program at 253-967-7409/5901

HELP & SUPPORT

JBLM SAFELINE (24/7)

Victim advocates are available 24 hours/7days a week to provide assistance to adult victims of domestic abuse. Victim Advocates can offer restricted and unrestricted reporting options for domestic abuse on a case by case basis.

Advocacy services include, but are not limited to; safety planning, referrals to military and civilian resources, and acting as a liaison between Commanders and victims.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse in an intimate partner relationship, please call for help. 253-966-SAFE (7233)

Resources for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Click -HERE- to view or download a list of Frequently Asked Questions

Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

FAP Victim Advocate Program

The Victim Advocate program supports victims of domestic abuse. FAP has victim advocates available across JBLM for active duty service members, their current or former spouses, those with whom they share a child in common or have lived together as intimate partners. This is a voluntary program which focuses on safety planning, support, information and referrals. Services are available for both restricted and unrestricted reports. Domestic abuse encompasses different types of abuse using the acronym ESPN- Emotional, Sexual, Psychological, and Neglect.

JBLM Victim Advocate Safeline: (253) 966-7233


FAP Behavioral Health: Madigan Army Medical Center

FAP’s behavioral health program focuses on safety and treatment.

FAP Behavioral Health, Main Line: (253) 968-4159

Legal Assistance

The Legal Assistance Offices are staffed by licensed and trained attorneys and paralegals. These professionals have experience across a wide range of legal issues, including divorce law, protection orders, and child custody disputes. Legal Assistance addresses different legal needs based on service models for domestic violence victims. Wraparound services include case management with flexibility and collaboration with other stakeholders, including FAP and civilian domestic violence counterparts. JBLM Main and McChord Legal Assistance are independent of each other, but may coordinate to provide services to eligible individuals.

McChord Legal Assistance Main Line: 253-982-5513

JBLM Legal Assistance Main Line: 253-477-1886

Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC)

SVCs are military attorneys who provide legal representation and advice to eligible victims of sex-related offenses and domestic violence offenses. SVCs empower their clients by fostering an understanding of the military justice and administrative process. SVCs ensure victims know, understand, and exercise their rights throughout the military justice process and help them meet their client’s needs.

Army SVC Intake Line: (253) 477-1912 or (202) 821-9705

Air Force SVC Intake Line: (253) 982-5210

Air Force Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)

VWAP ensures that all identified victims are aware of and can access both Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian resources available to them that will assist in navigating the military justice system and assist in trauma recovery.

Air Force VWAP Main Line: 253-982-6585

Army Victim Witness Liaison (VWL)

Like VWAP, the Army Victim Witness Liaison (VWL) assists victim witnesses in the court martial process. The VWL works with law enforcement, Family Advocacy Program, Military Justice, and other agencies to ensure that victims and witnesses are informed of their rights and are protected from harm. The VWL also helps victims navigate the transitional compensation program.

Army VWL Main Line: 253-477-1889

Reporting Child Abuse & Domestic Abuse

How to report Child Abuse:

  • Call CPS: 1-866-363-4276
  • Call FAP Behavioral Health: (253) 968-4159
  • Call 911 or JBLM Military Police at (253) 912-4442 or (253) 912-4446

View the JBLM Child Supervision Guidelines

How to report Domestic Abuse:

If you are experiencing an emergency, or are in imminent danger, please call 911.

To make a Restricted Report* or Unrestricted Report, call our Victim Advocates at:
(253) 966-SAFE (7233).


*Restricted Report: If you are an adult victim of domestic abuse and want help, but don't want to involve command or law enforcement, you can contact a victim advocate using the JBLM SAFELINE at (253) 966-SAFE (7233).


PROGRAMS & SERVICES

New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) promotes healthy Families through a variety of services including home visits, support groups, and parenting classes. We help service members and families learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood. Military Families who are expecting a child or who have children up to age three can participate in all of our services confidentially and free of charge.

To request NPSP services call (253) 967-5901

View our New Parent Support informational brochure here.

Please Note:
Out of an abundance of caution, and in accordance with the JBLM Blue Hash (dated 18 August 2021), all playgroups are currently paused. When we are able to offer them again, we will announce it here on this page, and on our Facebook page at fb.com/jblmdpfr

Victim Advocacy Program

Victim advocates are available 24 hours/7days a week to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence. Victim Advocates can offer restricted and unrestricted reporting options for domestic violence on a case by case basis.

Advocacy services include, but are not limited to safety planning, referrals to military and civilian resources, and act as a liaison between Commanders and victims. They are also available to provide guidance and assistance to Chain of Commands dealing with domestic abuse incidents.

For assistance related to Domestic Abuse please call the 24/7 Safe Line at (253) 966-SAFE (7233).

Mandatory Unit Training & Command Team Briefings

  • IAW AR 608-18 paragraph 3-2 all units are required to receive annual training on the dynamics of domestic abuse and child abuse.
  • Commanders and Senior Enlisted Advisors are required to receive a desk-side briefing within 90 days of taking command.
  • This training must be conducted by a Family Advocacy Program Specialist.
  • To schedule your unit training or briefing please contact (253) 967-5901 or e-mail.

CLASSES

Register

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DPFR Family Advocacy offers classes to all DoD ID Card holders on a variety of topics, from parenting to problem solving.  

Click the tabs above for a brief summary of each class we offer.
Register online at  jblmfamilyadvocacy.timetap.com., or call us at 253-967-5901.

Please note:
For your safety, we are assessing each individual class (by date) to determine whether it will be conducted in-person or virtually. An instructor will contact all registered participants a few days prior to the class.

Individuals & Couples

  • FAP Life Skills: #Adulting
    8 Hours - Delivered in Four 2-hour sessions

    This class covers a variety of topics needed to successfully make your way through adulthood.

  • FAP Life Skills: Detecting Icebergs
    One 2-hour session
    Identify your core beliefs and values to gain control over your emotions & reactions.

  • FAP Life Skills: Expectation Management
    One 2-hour session
    Learn how to lessen the power that unmet expectations can have over a relationship

  • FAP Life Skills: Real-Time Resilience
    One 2-hour session
    Discover how to shut down counterproductive thinking and increase focus on desired tasks.

  • FAP Life Skills: Relationship Thinking Traps
    One 2-hour session
    Identify thought barriers and get the tools needed to foster healthy relationships.

  • FAP Life Skills: You've Got Personality
    One 2-hour session
    Identify thought barriers and get the tools needed to foster healthy relationships.

  • FAP Relationships: Five Love Languages
    One 2-hour session
    This class will help you: understand yourself and others better, relate to others more confidently, grow closer to family and friends, discover the missing ingredient in past relationships, and date more successfully. 
    Five Love Languages is offered in tailored sessions for Men, Couples, Singles, Children, Teens, and for Parents of Teens.

  • FAP Relationships: Healthy Communication
    One 1-hour session
    Discuss cultural barriers that may arise in an intercultural marriage to work towards finding balance and contentment.

  • FAP Relationships: Making Intercultural Marriage Work
    One 2-hour session
    Discuss cultural barriers that may arise in an intercultural marriage to work towards finding balance and contentment.

  • FAP Relationships: Recipe to a Healthy Relationship
    One 2-hour session
    This class helps participants identify the communication danger signs, and provides skills on how to avoid negative conflict.

  • FAP Relationships: What to Expect Before Marriage
    4 Hours, delivered in two 2-hour sessions
    Dating/Engaged couples will learn wisdom and tips to develop a loving, supportive and mutually beneficial marriage. You must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

  • FAP Relationships: Within Our Reach
    8 Hours, delivered in four 2-hour sessions
    Dating/Engaged couples will learn wisdom and tips to develop a loving, supportive and mutually beneficial marriage. You must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Teens

  • FAP Relationships: Five Love Languages
    One 2-hour session
    This class will help you: understand yourself and others better, relate to others more confidently, grow closer to family and friends, discover the missing ingredient in past relationships, and date more successfully. 
    Five Love Languages is offered for Men, Couples, Singles, Children, Teens, and for Parents of Teens.

Parents

  • FAP Parenting: Common Sense Parenting
    Two 2-hour sessions
    Tried and true strategies to become a more confident parent.
     
  • FAP Parenting: "All About That Bump" Pregnancy Support Group
    One 1-hour session, offered every other Tuesday
    Join us to learn about local resources, pregnancy tips, and staying informed.  Facilitated by a New Parent Support Program professional.
     
  • FAP Parenting: 1-2-3 Magic for Toddlers
    Two 2-hour sessions
    Who's in charge at your house? Learn how to discipline without yelling or spanking.
     
  • FAP Parenting: 24/7 Dad
    Two 2-hour sessions
    Calling all Dads!  Attend this workshop to increase your fatherhood skills.
     
  • FAP Parenting: Baby Boot Camp
    One 3-hour session
    Learn how to take care of a newborn, understand developmental stages, andn care for a sick child in this interactive class.
     
  • FAP Parenting: Getting Back to Basics: Nutrition and Healthy Eating for Children Birth to Three
    One 2-hour sessions
    Learn the basic nutritional needs for children 0-3 and how to establish and/or continue lifelong healthy eating habits.
     
  • FAP Parenting: Mindfulness Parenting
    One 2-hour sessions
    Learn how to live in the present moment to decrease stress and "mind clutter"
     
  • FAP Parenting: Miscarriage and Infant Loss
    One 2-hour sessions
    Pregnancy loss at any stage is devastating, but with education, proper support and healthy coping, the grieving process can be more manageable.
     
  • FAP Parenting: Real Talk - Talking to Kids About Difficult Topics
    One 2-hour sessions
    Learn ways to bring up difficult subjects, answer questions, and implement safeguards to streamline conversations.
     
  • FAP Parenting: Recipe for Positive Parenting
    One 2-hour sessions
    Discover the tools needed to be a confident parent based on your child's developmental age and needs.
     
  • FAP Parenting: Stepparenting - Keeping it Sane!
    Two 2-hour sessions
    Learn skills to build a successful stepfamily!
     
  • FAP Parenting: The Fourth Trimester
    One 3-hour sessions
    All your questions about the first three months with your baby - answered!
     
  • Impact on Children: Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce
    One 4-hour sessions
    A five-step seminar designed to prevent divorce abuse; a specific type of emotional abuse divorcing parents inflict when feelings of anger and/or bitterness causes them to lose sight of their child's needs. This course has been approved by the Superior Court of the State of Washington and is open to all DoD ID Card holders, free of charge.

Anger Management

  • Anger Control Training (ACT)
    16 Hours - Delivered in eight 2-hour sessions
    This class will help participants identify if they are angry or under stress, as well as teach participants helpful ways of dealing with their emotions.
    ACT is offered for Men, Women, and Teens. Participants must be able to attend all 8 modules.  
     
  • FAP Life Skills: Anger and Stress.
    One 2-hour session
    Learn the brain science of stress and anger, and explore how unmanaged stress can impact relationships.