Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
- Family Advocacy Program Mission & Objectives
Family Advocacy Program Mission
FAP prevention and intervention efforts assist commanders in maintaining readiness of individuals, Families, and communities within JBLM by developing, coordinating, and delivering services which promote self-reliance, resiliency and stability during war and peace.
- To promote and improve healthy Family dynamics and interactions.
- To provide information and education to support strong, self-reliant, Servicemembers and Families through effective prevention and education programs.
- To enhance the safety of the Family and the community through the prevention and identification of domestic violence and child abuse.
- FAP Prevention & Treatment
- Command and community education services
- Main location: 2013A N. 3rd St., 2nd Floor, JBLM-Lewis Main
- Phone: +1(253)967-5901
FAP Treatment/Behavioral Health
- Treatment and case management are the responsibility of the military treatment facility and FAP (Treatment section)
- Main location: 9905 Lincoln St., Madigan Annex, JBLM-Lewis Main
- Phone: +1(253)968-4159
- Register for FAP Classes & Events
Register for Classes
Childcare Coupons Available. Please call JLBM CYS +1(253)966-2977 to register and reserve hourly care for your child(ren). A coupon will be provided to you during class.
- FAP Classes
- FAP Quarterly Flyer (all classes & events per quarter)
- Anger Control Training
- Crossroads of Divorce
- Playgroups (coming soon)
- FAP Lifeskills: Anger Control Training (ACT): 16 hours. Anger and stress can be an incredibly damaging force, costing people their jobs, personal relationships, and even their lives when it gets out of hand. However, since everyone experiences anger and stress, it is important to have constructive approaches to manage it effectively. This class will help participants identify if they are angry or under stress. It will teach participants helpful ways of dealing with anger and stress and identify unhelpful ways of dealing with anger that can cause further stress. The class is broken down into 8 modules and you must be able to attend all 8 modules. Each module is two hours long equaling 16 total hours.
- The Men’s classes are held every month except July from 0900-1100 on Monday and Wednesday.
- The Women’s classes are held every other month from 0900-1100 on Tuesday and Thursday.
- FAP Lifeskills: Five Love Languages for Men: 2 hours. At the heart of every man is a desire to master what matters. Getting a compliment at work or on the court is nice, but nothing beats hearing your spouse say, "You make me feel loved." If you haven't heard that in a while or feel like you're not bringing your A-game into your relationship, this class is for you. This class is 1 session for 2 hours.
- FAP Lifeskills: Five Love Languages for Singles: 2 hours. Whether you want to be closer to your parents, have better relationships, or give dating another try, this class will give you the confidence you need to connect with others in a more meaningful way. This class will help you: understand yourself and others better, relate to others more confidently, grow closer to family and friends, discover the missing ingredient in past relationships, and date more successfully. This class is 1 session for 2 hours.
- FAP Lifeskills: Adult Coloring Group: 1.5 Hours. Coloring has been found to be an effective way to reduce and manage stress. Come and de-stress with the Family Advocacy Program during lunch time the first Tuesday of every month from 1130-1300 (no group in December and January's group will be on the second Tuesday) as we color away in a calm and relaxed setting. All supplies will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own lunch (fridge and microwave available).
- FAP Lifeskills: Dating Basics: 1 Hour. This class is intended to provide education for those singles who are navigating the complexities of the dating world. Dating Basics will focus on positive communication, healthy relationships dynamics, and identifying ones’ own relationship expectations. This class includes group discussion, activities, and videos for an interactive 1 hour session.
- FAP Couples: Scream-Free Marriage: 12 hours. This class is not about screaming or yelling. This class introduces new concepts about marriage, teaching couples how to embrace their separate selves as a profound vehicle for strengthening a marriage. This class is discussed during six sessions with each being 2 hours.
- FAP Couples: Five Love Languages for Couples: 2 hours. The Five Love Languages offers insight into the five ways each person expresses love emotionally. Whether it be words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, or person touch, when we learn to speak our partner's language we are able to ensure they feel loved. This class is 1 session for 2 hours.
- FAP Couples: It Takes Two: 2 Hours. Each month Family Advocacy will be hosting a two hour workshop that will cover a variety of relationship and communication topics to help build stronger and healthier connections. Some of the topics that will be covered over the year includes: healthy communication, keys to relationship success, personality traits, ways to effectively use timeouts, anger/stress, fun & friendship in your relationships, commitment, expectations, problem solving, and planning for the future. This class is open anyone who is in a relationship, ever been in a relationship, or someday plans on being in a relationship! This class is 1 session for 2 hours.
- FAP Couples: Conflict Management: 1 Hour. Research has shown that there are four patterns of communications that are particularly poisonous to relationships. This class helps people identify the communication Danger Signs and provides skills on how to avoid negative conflict and learn effective ways of communicating/problem-solving. This class is 1 session for 1 hour.
- FAP Couples: Relationship Reboot: 2 Hours. Stuck in a relationship rut and need a little “refresher?” Join us for a 1 hour class on rediscovering all the great things about your partner. This class will integrate video, activities, and discussion to help get your relationship back on track. Topics will include, but isn’t limited to, addressing communication concerns, the importance of dating, and healthy expectations. This class is 1 session for 2 hours.
- FAP Parenting: Scream-Free Parenting Class: 10 hours. This class is not about screaming but more about the anxieties and stresses of parenting. This is a general parenting class that is not age specific. Scream Free Parenting introduces proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. This class is discussed during five sessions with each being 2 hours.
- FAP Parenting: Five Love Languages for Children: 2 hours. This class is for parents of children 5-12 years old who want to learn ways to understand their children' Love Languages. Every child has a unique way for feeling loved. When you discover your child's love language and how to speak it; you can build a solid foundation for your child to trust you and flourish as they grow. This class is 1 session for 2 hours.
- FAP Parenting: Empowering Stepfamilies: 12 hours. This class will provide parents the skills they need to build a successful stepfamily. Topics include: family histories/traditions/values, loss and grief, non-violent discipline techniques, communication and relationships, responsibility and cooperation, loyalty conflicts, power struggles, difficult topics such as drugs/violence/sex, and healthy boundaries for the whole family. This class is 6 sessions, 2 hours each.
- FAP Parenting: Infant Massage: 2 hours. Learn the art of infant massage from instructors trained to teach the Loving Touch curriculum. Improve sleep and appetite and learn techniques to sooth a colicky baby and increase brain development. This class encompasses 2 sessions, each session is 1 hour.
- FAP Parenting: 1-2-3 Magic: 8 hours. Effective Discipline for all children, toddlers through teens, 1-2-3 Magic is an evidence-based parenting technique created by Dr. Phelan. Parents will learn how to discipline without arguing, yelling, or spanking. 1-2-3 Magic gives parents specific and effective skills to address negative behaviors such as tantrums, aggression, disrespectful language and much more. Parents will also learn how to assist their children with starting a new behavior such as chores, manners, and respectful language. This class encompasses 4 sessions and each session is 2 hours.
- FAP Parenting: 24/7 Dad: 4 hours. Being the best dad you can be is the most important kind of home improvement you can do for your family whether you’re a new dad, single dad or a seasoned veteran. This class focuses on how to increase your skills as a father. This class encompasses 2 sessions and each session is 2 hours.
- FAP Parenting: Baby Boot Camp: 3 Hours. This is a fun and interactive class for active duty personnel and their partners who are expecting or have a newborn infant. Baby Boot Camp covers everything a parent needs to know to take care of their newborn, as well as information on resources for the whole family including: 1) the role of a parent, 2) developmental stages of infants, 3) basic infant care to include feeding, 4) how to care for a sick and injured child, 5) child safety, and 6) pre and postpartum emotions. This class is one session for 3 hours.
- FAP Parenting: Tools for Success: Mindfulness Parenting: 6 Hours. This parenting class is intended as an introduction to mindful parenting with the purpose of strengthening parenting skills and enhancing parent-child relationships. The day-to-day experiences and challenges of parenting serve as important opportunities for practicing mindfulness, a practice that has physical, psychological, and social benefits. This class is 4 sessions for 1.5 hours each.
- FAP Parenting: How To Motivate Your Teens: 10 Hours. This class is not about screaming but more about the anxieties and stresses of parenting tweens and teens with a focus on launching your adolescents into the world. Launching Hope introduces proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. This class is discussed during five sessions, each session is 2 hours.
- FAP Parenting: Grow! Parenting for children ages 5 to 10: 10 Hours. Raising a young child is rewarding, but it also comes with challenges. As children grow and become more independent, they are exposed to external influences, like peers and media entertainment. The good news is that parents can remain a primary guiding force in helping their child mature into a responsible, caring, healthy, and competent adult. The Grow! parenting program is designed to help parents of 5 to 10 year olds learn positive parenting techniques, stress management strategies, and health promotion skills that can be used to help children be happy and healthy. This class is offered in an in-person, group-based format with five sessions.
CLASSES for TEENS:
- FAP Teen Lifeskills: Anger Control Training (ACT) for Teens: 8 hours. One of the most difficult life skills teenagers need to learn is how to control their anger. This Teen Anger Class is designed to help teens engage in self-reflection, to examine their thoughts, and feelings that lead to angry emotions, and learn effective tools and techniques to manage anger. Successful completion of this course can help teens become more equipped to handle their emotions which can increase their success in school, friendships, and family relationships. The class is broken down into 4 modules, each module is two hours long equaling 8 total hours.
- FAP Teen Lifeskills: Five Love Languages for Teens: 2 hours. All of us want to be known and loved. That's universal. However, how we want to be loved is unique to each one of us. By learning 5 Love Languages now, overtime you'll have tighter bonds with your friends, better communication with your parents, closer relationships with your siblings, dating relationships with less drama and awkwardness, healthier marriage someday, and a clearer understanding of interpersonal dynamics and human motivation. This class is 1 session for 2 hours.
- FAP Teen Lifeskills: Healthy Relationships for Teens: 1 hour. Healthy relationships thrive on respect, kindness, and trust. Unhealthy ones revolve around an imbalance of power that’s maintained through the use of controlling behaviors, emotional abuse, or physical aggression. Sadly, 1 in 3 adolescents will be a victim of dating violence, and only 33% of teens will tell anyone about the abuse. This class will help your teens learn to recognize and protect themselves from unhealthy relationships and dating abuse. This class is 1 session for 1 hour.
- FAP Playgroup: Mom to Mom (and Dads too!) Play Group (6 weeks - 6 months): 1 Hour. Fridays 0930-1030, Skies Unlimited (Lewis Main). A space for moms and babies 6 weeks-6 months to connect and grow. Each weekly meeting includes a specific topic and time for free discussion. Please join us!
- FAP Playgroup: Toddler & Young Child Play Group (12-36 months): 1.5 Hours. Tuesdays 1330-1500, Escape Zone (McChord). This is a lovely laid back atmosphere for parents and toddlers to begin socializing with one another. Toddlers may benefit from socializing with other toddlers and learning new ways to communicate. Parents may benefit by receiving support from other parents about resources in the area, parenting tips, sleeping routines and much more.
- FAP Playgroup: Baby Play Group (0-12 months): 1 Hour. Thursdays 1330-1430, Raindrops and Rainbows (Lewis North). This is a lovely laid back atmosphere for parents and infants to begin socializing with one another. Infants may benefit from socializing with other infants and learning new ways to communicate. Parents may benefit by receiving support from other parents about resources in the area, feeding tips, sleeping routines and much more.
Register for Classes
- Reporting Child Abuse & Domestic Violence
How to Report Child Abuse
How to Report Domestic Violence
- To make a restricted report* call the Victim Advocates at
- To make an unrestricted report or for immediate medical/police response call 911.
- For on-post non-emergency situations you can also call +1(253)967-7112 or +1(253)967-7113.
*Restricted report: If you are an adult victim of domestic abuse and want help but don’t want to involve command or law enforcement you can contact a victim advocate using the JBLM Safeline:
(253) 966-7233 (SAFE).
- To make a restricted report* call the Victim Advocates at
- New Parent Support Program (NPSP)
The NPSP is comprised of a professional team of social workers and registered nurses who provide no cost, in home parenting support and educational services for Families with children 0-3 years of age. NPSP offers new and expectant parents the opportunity to learn a wide range of parenting skills, to include help with all phases of deployment, cope with stress, isolation, and the everyday demands of parenthood. Home visitation support is at your convenience and by appointment. To request NPSP services call (253) 967-5901.
- Victim Advocacy Program
Victim advocates are available 24 hours/7days a week to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence. Victim Advocates can offer restricted and unrestricted reporting options for domestic violence on a case by case basis.
Advocacy services include, but are not limited to safety planning, referrals to military and civilian resources, crisis intervention, and liaison between Commanders and victims. They are also available to provide guidance and assistance to Chain of Commands dealing with domestic violence incidents.
Walk in assistance welcome between 8:00-4:30 pm in:
- DPFR/AFCS Headquarters (2013A N. 3rd and Pendleton, 2nd Floor, JBLM-Lewis Main)
- Raptor Resilience Center (3204 2nd Div. Dr., JBLM-Lewis Main)
- DPFR/AFCS-McChord (552 Barnes Blvd., JBLM-McChord Field)
For assistance related to Domestic Abuse please call the 24/7 Safe Line at (253) 966-SAFE (7233).
- Mandatory Unit Training & Command Team Briefings
- IAW AR 608-18 paragraph 3-2 all units are required to receive annual training on the dynamics of domestice violence and child abuse.
- Commanders and Senior Enlisted Advisors are required to receive a desk-side briefing within 90 days of taking command.
- This training must be conducted by a Family Advocacy Program Specialist.
- To schedule your unit training or briefing please contact +1(253)967-5901 or e-mail.
Hours of Operation
|Monday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
24/7 Safe Line: (253) 966-7233/SAFE (for Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy)