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Family Advocacy Program (FAP)


Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic
6541 Specker Road, building 1830
Fort Carson, Colorado 80913

Business hours
Monday - Friday 0730-1700
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact information
Phone: 719-526-5050/719-524-7974
FAX: 719-526-4416

Directions
The Family Advocacy Program is located at the Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic (building 1830) on Specker Avenue just north of Iron Horse Sports & Fitness Center (building 1925).Turn right onto Prussman Avenue, the clinic parking lot entrance is on the right.

About
Family Advocacy Program (FAP) operates under the auspices of AR608-18 and conducts biopsychosocial assessments of families who have been identified for being at risk for intimate partner abuse, child abuse and neglect. Services provided include treatment for both victims and offenders, individual and group counseling, therapeutic parenting, case management, safety planning, risk management, resource coordination, referral services as well as coordination of Victim Advocacy Services. In addition, FAP provides referrals for court ordered, state approved domestic violence Offenders Invention groups.

The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) provides commanders with assistance in addressing the problems of intimate partner and child abuse by providing information and education to support strong, self-reliant families and enhances coping skills. It also provides early identification and treatment services to soldiers and their families involved in family violence. This program strives to end violence in the home and assist individuals to establish and maintain positive non-violent relationships.

Primary services
Triage, Assessment, Case Management

Who can be seen here?
Active Duty military, Family Members, Intimate Partners

Walk-in Services
Yes, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F. After hours contact the Emergency Department.

Commonly asked Questions and Answers
Is FAP a voluntary program?
No, FAP is mandated per AR608-18. Soldiers are mandated by their Commander’s to participate in the FAP process. Family members and intimate partners are HIGHLY encouraged to do so as well.

What are the types of abuse?
Types of Abuse
Physical:
Child, intimate partner or Elder Abuse -- Definition: Physical Abuse - Use of physical force that causes bodily injury; volence that is used to intimidate, control or force the partner in to doing something against his or her will.
Emotional Abuse: Psychological abuse, also referred to as emotional abuse or mental abuse, is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disordeElder/Child Neglect -- Failure to meet a family member’s legal and moral obligations or duties. Common examples include failure to provide adequate food, medical treatment, lack of supervision, deplorable conditions in the home.
Sexual Abuse of Spouse, Child or Elderly
Child Sexual Abuse -- Sexual activity with a child for the purpose of sexual gratification of the alleged offender or some other individual. A child cannot consent to have sex with an adult
Partner Sexual Abuse - Forced sex or coercing a partner to engage in undesired sexual activity

What are the reporting options?
A1. Restricted Reporting: Allows adult victims of domestic abuse, who are eligible to receive treatment, to report an incident to Victim Advocates, Victim Advocate Coordinator, Healthcare providers without initiating the investigate process.
Benefits of Restricted Reporting: Victims decide when to report, Victims receive appropriate health care and advocacy services, Victims are afforded space and time to make informed decisions, Victims control the release and management of personal information.
Limitations: The abuser is not held accountable and may commit further abuse, The victim and abuser may continue to have contact, Crime scene evidence will be lost, Military and civilian protection orders are unavailable, Some situations may be dangerous so restricted reporting is not possible.
A2. Unrestricted Reporting: is available for victims who desire an official investigation of their allegation. *When there is an imminent threat of harm a report may have to be made. If you are worried about privacy, you may call and not give your name and still obtain helpful information.

What governs FAP?
The following directives and regulations set forth the policies and procedures implementing the statute: MEDCOM Regulation 10-1, Organization and Functions policy; AR 608-18, 27 May 2007, The Army Family Advocacy Program.

Other
All installation law enforcement personnel, physicians, nurses, social workers, school personnel, child development services personnel and youth services personnel, behavioral health staff, medical personnel, and company commanders will report information about known and suspected cases of child and spouse abuse to the Family Advocacy Program as soon as the information is received. (AR 608-18)

 

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Last Modified 28 January, 2015