The Family Advocacy Program works with individuals and families to
strengthen family relationships using education and prevention tactics.
The program is dedicated to enhancing individual coping skills and
alleviating the underlying causes of stress associated with family
violence. FAP provides prevention education services which restore and
maintain a healthy environment, while respecting customer
Shelter Services: FAP provides a safe environment for family members who
are at risk for family violence. Shelter is provided until a plan can be
arranged. The length of stay varies with each case.
Transportation: Soldiers or family members who are involved in the
Family Advocacy Program and need assistance with transportation can
receive services from FAP (in the form of taxi service) on a case by
case basis. For further details call 791-3579.
Respite Child Care: When families involved in the Family Advocacy
Program need a break from stressful child-rearing situations, FAP can
provide short-term child care.
New Parent Support Program: The New Parent Support Program works with
individuals and families to strengthen family relationships. Our focus
is on prevention and intervention methods through education to restore
and maintain a healthy environment for the family. The program is one of
the many services within the Family Advocacy Program.
Some aspects of this program include:
- Playgroup - Established by the Department of the Army to assist
parents with children ages birth to age 4. It is an opportunity for
parents and children to enjoy time together.
- Home Visitation services to offer in-home support
- Information and Referral within Fort Gordon and outside
- Resource library with various children related tools to enhance
- Informational briefings
Case Review Committee
Commanders attending the Case Review Committee for the first time
need to complete the Decision Tree Algorithm & Definitions training.
Once you complete the training please print out the certificate
and bring it to the Case Review Committee at Social Work Services if you
have a case of Child Abuse or Domestic Violence pending.
You can access this required training on
Follow the links to:
US Army Medical Command
Family Advocacy Program
Decision Tree Algorithm & Definitions
Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program has victim advocates
to assist victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crimes.
Victim Advocates are sensitive to the uniqueness of the situation.
Assistance is provided through the full spectrum of the victimís
experience from the initial report to resolution. These
professionals are eager to assist domestic violence and sexual
assault victims. The following services are just a few ways our
advocates can assist:
Domestic Violence Advocacy includes:
Sexual Assault Advocacy includes:
- Safety Plan Assessment
- Emergency Shelter Services
- Emergency Transportation Services
- Transitional Compensation
- Accompany victim, if requested, during legal and medical proceedings
- Information and Referral
Domestic violence incidents should be reported to
the Department of Social Work, Building 40701, 706-787-3656 (duty hours)
or 706-787-5811 (non-duty hours); Army Community Service 706-
791-3579 (duty hours); or the appropriate
police department (Military Police (MP) 706-791-4537, Richmond County at
706-821-1080 or Columbia County at 706-541-2800.
- Accompany victim, if requested, during investigative interviews and
- Assist in accessing military and community resources
- Assist victim evaluate reporting, career, and personal options
- Provide compassionate emotional support
- Assess personal safety
- Information and referrals
Sexual assault incidents should be reported to the
sexual assault response coordinator or a victim advocate on the Sexual
Assault Hotline at 706-791-6297. A victim advocate is available 24
hours a day. Reports can also be made to a chaplain or a
Workshops/Classes: FAP provides a wide range of classes designed to
enhance interpersonal skills and prevent family violence. These are
offered on a regular basis and can be tailored for a specific topic
or audience. Check our
calendar for classes, dates, and
- Command Education - "A Commander's Solution"
- Domestic Violence Prevention
- Child Safety
- Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention
- Couples Communication
- Stress Management
- Parenting Classes
- Conflict Resolution