Long deployments, frequent moves, and mission readiness demands impose many stresses on military families, often leading to marital and parent-child conflict. Concern for the welfare of Navy families and the effects of family violence on military performance prompted the establishment of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) in 1976.
The five primary goals of FAP are:
- Prevention of family violence
- Victim safety and protection
- Offender accountability
- Rehabilitative education and counseling
- Command intervention
The Fleet and Family Support Center offers awareness and prevention programs to commands, childcare providers, individuals, couples, families and community groups on issues of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and child sexual abuse. Classes are also offered for anger management and various parenting programs.