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Family Advocacy Program

The U.S. Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP) helps Soldiers and Families recognize and meet the unique challenges of military lifestyles. Our services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen Army Families, enhance resiliency and relationship skills, and improve quality of life.

We are also dedicated to helping Soldiers and Families with the complex challenges related to domestic abuse, child abuse, and neglect. We focus on prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention, and treatment.

If you need help, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at + 1(800)799-7233. You should also contact your installation’s Family Advocacy Program for more information.

Our additional programs within the Family Advocacy Program help with specific needs:

New Parent Support Program (NPSP): Expecting parents and parents with children ages 0-3 have special challenges, and NPSP has tools to meet them. Programs including home visits and parenting classes help caregivers learn to cope with stress, isolation, deployments, reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood.


Transitional Compensation (TC) Program for Abused Dependents: Under a congressionally mandated program, abused dependents of military personnel may be eligible for up to three years of benefits and entitlements, including temporary financial compensation, medical care, and commissary and exchange privileges.


Victim Advocacy Program (VAP): Victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse have round-the-clock access to services, including emergency assistance, information, referrals, and ongoing support in accessing medical, behavioral health, legal, and law enforcement services on and off garrisons. Victim Advocates will discuss the option of restricted and unrestricted reports.


Seminars and Workshops

Seminars and workshops are available to you, your unit, or your Family support group. Topics may include:

  • Command and Troop Education
  • Community Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Communication Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Prevention Programs and Services
  • New Parent Support Program
  • Parent Education
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Victim Advocate Program
  • Relationship Support
  • Safety Education
  • Respite Care Program
  • Emergency Placement Care Program
  • Reporting Procedures


Contact your installation’s Army Community Service (ACS) Family Advocacy Program for more information.


You can also call Military OneSource for more information and referrals.

Available Workshops

Fort Riley Extension Program is designed to support Families who are struggling with the challenges unique to Military life.  Deployment, isolation, reunions and the everyday demands of parenting can create significant stress on Families, families with children ages 3 and up are welcomed to participate.  We are here to help you cope with those unique challenges by keeping your Family strong. 

Call Army Community Service to sign up for our interactive workshops.


24/7 Dad Workshop (2-Days)                                                                                                                    A fun and interactive workshop to encourage and assist dads in raising healthy, mature and responsible children.

Family Violence Awareness Training                                                                                          Unit based annual training focusing on the dynamics of domestic violence and child abuse. 

Family Strength's Days                                                                                                                Intensive unit-level training focusing on dating, marriage, parenting, and financial readiness.

Relationships 101                                                                                                                                      Unit level training focusing on dating, marriage, and family. 

The Family Extension Program                                                                                                    Voluntary intensive in-home service that asses what supports would be helpful for Families (three and older) and then provides support, education, and role-modeling to enhance Family life. 

Co-Parenting and Divorce                                                                                                                        A two hour workshop that supports divorcing spouses in their quest to become effective co-parents during and after their divorce. 

Love and Logic Parenting                                                                                                              Teaches parents to help their children learn from their mistakes provide proper consequences and offer choices. This class meets three times with two-hour sessions each session. 

Scream Free Parenting                                                                                                          Scream Free helps you focus on yourself, grow yourself up, and calm yourself down. 

Launching Hope: Scream Free Parenting of Teens Workshop                                                This course is designed to assist parents with mentoring their adolescent children into adulthood smoothly. 

Five Love Languages Couples Workshops                                                                                      The 5 Love Languages has helped countless couples identify practical and powerful ways to express love, simply by using the appropriate love language. 

Parenting in a Blended Family                                                                                            Comprehensive education that recognizes the complexities and independent nature of relationships within step Families. 

Scream Free Marriage                                                                                                                    Focuses on developing emotional maturity among spouses who support overall marital growth. 

Safety Education Services
  • Dating Violence Prevention for Teens
  • ID Kits for Youth
  • Supervision of Minors
  • Internet Safety
Annual Community Campaigns
  • April, Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • June, Dads Make a Difference Month
  • October, Domestic Violence Prevention Month