- Family Advocacy Program – Fort Bliss
Family Advocacy Program - Fort Bliss
Due to COVID-19, the following has been modified to better serve the Fort Bliss Community: FAP - Unit training are available.
- The prevention, education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention, and treatment of spouse and child abuse.
- Services to enhance relationship skills and improve their quality of life.
- Groups, seminars, workshops, and counseling and intervention services.
- Seminars and workshops available to you, your unit or family readiness group.
- Unit commanders can schedule their units mandatory AR 608-18 training or seminars.
Victim advocates provide:
- clear, accurate information on the available avenues for reporting domestic abuse, child abuse, and sexual assault.
- Provide essential support, liaison services and care to the victim.
- Provide crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support.
- Services continue until the victim states support is no longer needed.
Victim Advocate services include, but are not limited to:
Unrestricted Reporting: Official investigation using current reporting channels, e.g., chain of command, Family Advocacy Program (FAP), or law enforcement
Restricted Reporting:Allows a victim of domestic abuse to disclose the details of his or her abuse to specifically identified individuals and receive medical treatment and victim advocacy services without requiring that notice be provided to the victim's or alleged offender's commander or law enforcement. Victims of domestic abuse who desire restricted reporting under this policy must report the abuse to one of the following specified individuals:
- a victim advocate
- a victim advocate supervisor
- or healthcare provider
- Family Violence Awareness Briefings- Units, Family Members, and Civilians as requested.
- Parenting Classes For parents of children 6 months and above. Six week series, 12 hours. Regularly scheduled. Specialized classes for Single/Step Families available.
- Relationship Classes For couples to learn how to work together as a team, learning to live together, and to learn new effective ways to communicate.
- Home Visitor Provides in-home visitation, pregnancy and parenting education, support, and resource assistance to military families with children, prenatal-3 years old."
New Parent Support Program
|The Army offers a complete program of parent education and support services of which the New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a part.|
|Playgroup - Teaches interaction with infants and toddlers ages 0-4. Support group for new parents/parent information exchange. Meeting times are from 1000-1200hrs unless otherwise noted on the calendar found on the Fort Bliss New Parent Support Playgroup Facebook page or pick up a calendar from ACS.
Hospital Visits - Visit with new mothers to provide information and referral services.
Home Visits - Distribute ACS information - cover topics to include safety, stress management, and parenting issues.
Baby Boot Camp - Overview of what expecting parents (new and experienced) may encounter during the first six weeks of baby's life.
Child Health and Safety Issues
|If you see or suspect child abuse, child neglect or a safety violation, report it to Texas Department of Family & Protective Services by phone at 1-800-252-5400 or online at www.txabusehotline.org/Login|
- Information and Referral for individuals facing a crisis.
- Information on Domestic Violence & Family Life Skills.
- Victim Advocacy
- Respite Care