The Family Advocacy Program provides education, assessments and treatment on many topics. Our mission is to support Marine Corps readiness through prevention and early intervention. The program addresses family violence issues through a Coordinated Community Response to promote safe family relationships and the emotional health of Marines and their families. We all want to be as healthy emotionally as we are physically. We can all use a bit of help from time to time. FAP is here to provide that help. To speak with the Family Advocacy Office here at Fort Worth, call (817) 782-5472.
Family Violence is very destructive to the family and also hurts unit readiness. The Family Advocacy Program provides counseling to assist families dealing with spouse and child abuse. We encourage families to seek help at the earliest signs that abuse and violence are occurring. Advocacy for the welfare and safety of an infant or child is everyone’s business.
For local resources, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) Anonymous & Confidential Help 24/7
Family Violence includes Domestic Abuse and Child Maltreatment. The Department of Defense defines each as follows: Definitions:
Domestic Abuse Is:
- Domestic violence
- A pattern of behavior resulting in emotional/psychological abuse, economic control, and/or interference with personal liberty that is directed toward a person of the opposite sex who is:
- A current or former spouse
- A person with whom the abuser shares a child in common
- A current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile
Child Maltreatment (abuse or neglect) is:
The physical or sexual abuse, emotional maltreatment, or neglect of a child by a parent, guardian, foster parent, or by a caregiver, whether the caregiver is intra-familial or extra-familial, under circumstances indicating that the child's welfare is harmed or threatened. Such acts by a sibling, other family member, or other person shall be deemed to be child maltreatment only when the individual is providing care under express or implied agreement with the parent, guardian, or foster parent.
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Child Abuse National Hotline 1-800-252-2873, 1-800-25ABUSE