Family Advocacy Prevention

If you need to speak to someone about domestic violence in your home or in someone else's, call 847-688-3603 ext. 100.

Constant arguing, name calling, hurt feelings, pushing and hitting can become destructive family patterns. Do family members feel controlled or powerless? Do you have concerns about the physical or emotional well-being of a child? Families can make positive changes. The Family Advocacy Program supports families as they solve their problems through counseling, education and other needed services.

Safety is a primary concern. The Victim Advocate provides a safe and confidential way for victims of spouse abuse to seek assistance, and provides information concerning victim’s rights and safety planning. The Victim Advocate also advocates on behalf of victims for civilian and military orders of protection and can assist with transportation.

The Family Advocacy Program is responsible for training commands regarding spouse and child maltreatment, the cycle of violence and its impact on the family and military community, and the FAP process.

Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy
Domestic Abuse can surface in several different forms such as physical violence, emotional and verbal abuse, financial control, and other controlling behaviors. When this occurs it is important for victim’s to know their rights, voice their concerns in a safe environment, and learn about their options. Within the Family Advocacy Program Domestic Abuse Victim Advocates (DAVAs) are available to provide reporting options (both restricted and unrestricted), education and training, safety plans, court advocacy, military and civilian protective orders and much more.

DAVAs provide individualized safety plans for clients based on their wants, needs, and circumstances. DAVAs will accompany victims to court on issues concerning domestic abuse such as orders of protection, domestic battery cases, and divorce proceedings. DAVAs act as a liaison between the victim and the command regarding issues of safety and support. Resources, referrals, and varying information can also be provided by a DAVA.

For additional information or to receive services, please call the Fleet and Family Support Center at 847/688-3603 x122 or 123.

To report a domestic abuse after hours, weekends or holidays call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. To report child abuse, call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services at 1-800-25-ABUSE

FAMILY ADVOCACY PREVENTION UPDATES

If you need to speak to someone about domestic violence in your home or in someone else's, call 847-688-3603 ext. 100.

To report a domestic abuse after hours, weekends or holidays call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. To report child abuse, call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services at 1-800-25-ABUSE

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING UPDATES

To schedule a counseling appointment, call 1-847-688-3603 x133.

For emergency mental health issues after hours, weekends and holidays, call 9-1-1, go to your local hospital emergency room, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255 or to report a domestic abuse call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. To report child abuse, call the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services at 1-800-25-ABUSE.

 

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