Family Advocacy Program

Families Serving Side-by-Side With Our Soldiers

Family Advocacy on U.S. Army MWR

The U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (the G9 Division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, known as Army MWR) manages programs and services that support readiness and resilience for Soldiers and Families. Its work enhances the lives of Soldiers, Families, Reservists, National Guard members, DoD Civilians, Retirees and the entire U.S. Army community.  Family and MWR Programs are delivered primarily through a local garrison or installation. To learn more about the resources available at your local garrison, visit the Army MWR website.

About FAP

The US Army Family Advocacy Program is dedicated to the prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention and treatment of spouse and child abuse. The program provides a variety of services to soldiers and families to enhance their relationship skills and improve their quality of life. This mission is accomplished through a variety of groups, seminars, workshops and counseling and intervention services.

Army Family Recognition

"We have the most skilled, ethical, and combat hardened Army in our Nation's history. No matter where we are around the world, America's Soldiers are displaying courage, commitment, and character. We are demonstrating unparalleled competence and agility. And no matter the challenge, no matter how complex the environment, or how dangerous the situation, our Soldiers fight and win. I am honored to lead this remarkable team." - Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Mark A. Milley

FAP Commander’s Desk Guide Self-Guided Tutorial

This tutorial serves as a reference tool regarding the important role of commanders/leaders in learning about the prevention of child abuse and domestic abuse IAW AR 608-18 and related guidance. Working collaborative with (FAP), the focus is on strengthening Families as well as victim safety, offender accountability, and prompt intervention for at-risk Families or when incidents have occurred. This self-guided tutorial is an interactive PDF. To begin using the tutorial, open the file below and follow the instructions included in the PDF tutorial. FAP_COMMAND_GUIDE_2013.pdf

Domestic Violence Hotlines

All Army installations have a 24/7 Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Hotline. Use the document below to locate your installation's hotline number.   Installation Hotline Numbers.pdf

Seminars and Workshops

Seminars and workshops are available to you, your unit or family support group. Unit commanders are encouraged to contact their Family Advocacy Program Manager/Staff to schedule workshops and trainings that meet your specific need. Topics 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
Last modified: April 5, 2018 - 7:15 pm UTC