FAP Prevention and Education

The Family Advocacy Prevention and Education services are designed to prevent child abuse and domestic violence by:

  1. Improving family and individual functioning
  2. Easing stressors that can aggravate or trigger patterns of abusive behavior
  3. Creating a community and command awareness of abuse
  4. Delivering specific education programs

Our Prevention and Education program provides community-wide education and awareness of situations that could contribute to family violence following the Institute of Medicine Health Model (see diagram).  Prevention and Education services are available to eligible beneficiaries (those eligible for treatment in military treatment facilities).

Our strategies focus on teaching skills to improve protective factors and enhance strengths.

Although our program specializes in preventing family abuse, a wide variety of families and individuals can benefit from our educational offerings.  Click on the links to learn more about our workshops and courses.

Our educational offerings include but are not limited to:


  • Century Anger Management  (CAM)
  • Stress Management for Marines and Families
  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
  • Married and Loving It (MALI)
  • Within My Reach (WMR)
  • Semper Spirit Stress Management (Formerly Warriors at Ease)
  • IDC (Incident Determination Brief)
  • WAKE (Women’s Awareness Knowledge and Empowerment)
  • Alternatives for Women  (AFW)
  • IDC (Incident Determination Brief)
  • Co-Parenting Seminar
  • 24/7 Dad
  • SAFE (Stop Abuse with Family Education)
  • Safe Dates
  • Stepping Up To the Challenge
  • COSFA Briefs

We can also provide support for unit training; consultation on UMAPIT (Unit Marine Awareness and Prevention Integrated Training); community education; and a variety of other services upon request.

Our Prevention and Education program assists in training a number of base programs on domestic violence and child abuse to include our Provost Marshal Office and Child Development Centers.  Contact us to learn more about specialized training for your program.  Our community education includes topics such as awareness of family abuse and services available; stress; communication; parent-child relationships; marital enrichment; anger management; and other topics relevant to overall family wellness.

Quantico Family Advocacy Program/Little Hall, Lower Level/2034 Barnett Ave/Quantico, VA/703-784-2570 /Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 0730-1630 / Tuesdays 0730-1900

24 Hour Victim Advocacy Helpline

703-350-1688 For more information on the reporting options and support services available to military service members and spouses, please contact a Victim Advocate.

Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline - Virginia - 1-800-552-7096/Out-of-State - 804-786-8536