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Health Services

Family Advocacy Program

The Family Advocacy Program assesses and treats families who are at risk for/or are experiencing family maltreatment issues.

This includes emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Maltreatment referrals may be made for:

  • Current or former spouses
  • Persons who have a child in common
  • Current or former intimate partners

Types of Reporting Include


Which allows law enforcement and command to be involved in the referral process while the victim receives services. Also allows for alleged abuser to receive assessment and services as needed.


Which allows a victim of abuse to receive services without the allegations being reported to law enforcement or command. Note: There are some limitations to this type of reporting that can be addressed by the Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate.

Services Provided

  • Individual therapy
  • Family Advocacy Strength Therapy, or FAST: counseling for families at risk for violence
  • Safety Planning
  • Shake it Off:
    • Designed to teach basic strategies to reduce both the emotional and physical responses that anger and stress can cause. Improve the quality of your health and your life and reduce negative effects of stress and anger through
  • Active parenting: learn methods of respectful disciplining of children ages 10 to 17
  • Love and logic parenting: Effective parenting without the power struggles for parents of children ages 2 to 10
  • Dads 101: A class for Dads, taught by Dads.
    • Designed to educate new dads on what to expect with a new baby and how to support the mother.
  • New Parent Support Program:
    • Voluntary home-based program for families, including single parents with children up to the age of three; families who are expecting and families who are adopting a child under the age of 3.
    • Participants will receive education and support on pregnancy, parenting, and feeding, infant care and may also receive couples counseling with a LCSW.
    • Appointments will be made to accommodate the work schedule of the participant.
    • NPSP is managed by a Registered Nurse who also provides education through:
      • Bundles for Babies
      • OB Orientation
      • 7 Month Orientation
  • Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate:
    • Provides 24/7 non-clinical supportive services to the victim of abuse, including safety planning, rights advisement, assistance with protective orders, and local resources.

Contact Us


After Hours
Available 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.


7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hours subject to change in support of Federal holidays, designated family days, and training days held on the 2nd Thursday of the month


1191 Menoher Dr
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
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