The FFSC 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 in anger management and stress management, as well as various parenting programs.
The Navy Family Advocacy Program (FAP), created by the Department of Defense in 1984, serves military personnel and their families worldwide. FAP addresses family violence issues in the Navy family and aims to prevent it by creating a balance between family and command readiness. This congressional mandated program focuses on the identification, treatment, and most importantly prevention of family violence.
The five goals of FAP are:
- Prevention: Educational and outreach services such as anger management, stress management, and parenting programs.
- Safety measures: Developing safety plans, referrals and access to shelters, and community resources.
- Offender accountability: Assurance that the offender will be held responsible for substantiated abuse. This may include a military protective order or other restrictions during the investigation.>
- Rehabilitation and counseling: Individual, group, and treatment programs.
- Community accountability and responsibility: Campaign events, command support, and public education to contribute to the end of domestic violence.