Counseling and Assistance

Professional Counseling

Services are offered for situational adjustment problems, which may be excluded from coverage under TRICARE behavioral health plans. The goal is to provide professional assistance early, before more significant problems develop. Individual, marriage, family and child counseling and referrals are available as well.

Personal Financial Management (PFM)

This program stresses proactive, long-range financial education and training aimed at preventing financial crisis and ensuring financial success. It is imperative that we teach Sailors financial responsibility at every stage of their careers.

Establishing a life-cycle approach for Sailors and families will form a continuum from recruitment through retirement. This preventative and educational approach to PFM allows Sailors to focus on mission needs and will ultimately increase retention and readiness for our Navy.

Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP)

The Navy recognizes that frequent relocations associated with the military lifestyle create career challenges for military spouses. The FERP addresses those challenges in basic workshops, career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, federal employment information, self-assessments, goal setting, and vocational tests. Resources available include libraries, computer job search assistance and available job listings locally and nationwide. The FERP also provides employment support and educational referrals for military family members as they relocate due to re-assignment.

Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

The FAP is the DOD-mandated program that addresses the prevention, identification, intervention, follow up and reporting of child abuse and domestic violence. Licenses professionals provide assessment and intervention services. A variety of prevention/education classes are available to active duty members and their families.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program

The SAPR program provides a comprehensive, standardized and victim-sensitive system to prevent and respond to sexual assault. The key components of SAPR are sexual assualt awareness and prevention education, victim advocacy and data collection.

Information and Referral Support

Trained specialists are available to help find out what is offered and how to access whatever a service member, family member or Command wants or needs. Our Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSCs):

  • Maintain a database of facility and community educational, life-enhancing and therapeutic resources
  • Provide brochures and fact sheets on local area resources
  • Provide skilled crisis intervention and support services
  • Make referrals to appropriate military and civilian agencies

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