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Family Advocacy Program

Family Advocacy Program:

Social Work, Psychology, Nursing

Telephone: 376-3457; DSN 591-3457

Location: Arnold Medical Annex (building 5901), Room A08

Hours of Operation: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. training Fridays; closed non-training Fridays

The program is focused on improving the relationships of the families at Keesler AFB. It consists of four components --Prevention, Outreach, Treatment, and Victim Advocacy. New Parent Support Program is a prevention program for expectant mothers and/or families with children under the age of 3 offered primarily through home visitation services. Family Advocacy Strength-Based Treatment is a voluntary prevention program for families experiencing high levels of stress. Outreach services are offered through various classes in parenting, relationship enhancement, anger management and the Keesler Playgroup. Treatment services are offered for individuals, couples and families who are or have experienced maltreatment. Victim Advocacy is a program which offers victims of domestic violence supportive services 24 hours, seven days a week. Staff members are always available to present special request classes and to speak at commanders' calls.