ABOUT ARMY MEDICINE
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
Post Behavioral Health Clinic
6541 Specker Road, building
Fort Carson, Colorado 80913
Monday - Friday 0730-1700
Closed on Federal
Holidays and Selected Training Holidays
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
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
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.
Triage, Assessment, Case Management
Who can be seen here?
military, Family Members, Intimate Partners
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
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
Types of Abuse
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
Partner Sexual Abuse - Forced sex
or coercing a partner to engage in undesired sexual activity
What are the reporting options?
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
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
What governs FAP?
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
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)