Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAPM). One in 10 teens report having been physically abused by a girlfriend or boyfriend, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, one in four teens report having been sexually harassed or assaulted.
These forms of violence are serious because they tend to introduce a negative pattern of behaviors in relationships at a very young age. These behaviors carry over into adult relationships, if they are not addressed. Learn more
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program, or FAP, provides clinical assessment, treatment and services for military members and their families involved in allegations of domestic abuse and child abuse.
The goals of victim safety and well-being and offender accountability form the basis of the clinical provider’s work in responding to allegations of domestic abuse and child abuse.
If you think you may be a victim of domestic abuse, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or visit your installation Fleet and Family Support Center for information on available resources.
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.
Child abuse is the physical or sexual abuse, emotional maltreatment or neglect of an unmarried person under 18 years old.
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.
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.
April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn more about child discipline and healthy parenting practices.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAPM). Learn how to identify the warning signs and how to stop teen dating violence.