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ARMY – Commander’s Guide to the FAP

The Army Family Advocacy Program (FAP) aims to prevent child abuse and intimate partner violence by offering programs to help stop abuse before it starts. Commanders can use this guide as a tool to prevent violence and abuse, ensure victim safety and promote community wellness.

  • Commanders’ responsibilities
  • FAP programs and services
  • Reporting options
  • Helpful resources

Safe Sleep: A Parent’s Guide to Co-Sleeping

Know how to co-sleep the right way. From room sharing tips to baby sleep rules, this guide offers the most up-to-date information on keeping your baby safe during sleep time.

  • Room sharing vs. bed sharing
  • Safe sleeping guidelines
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Tummy time

On the Spectrum – A Family’s Guide to ASD

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the country. Arm parents with the ASD resources they need to help their children thrive.

  • Signs & symptoms
  • Causes & risk factors
  • Diagnosis & treatment
  • Helpful resources

JB MDL IDS Resource Guide

Inform the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) community about the many resources available on base. Service members, DoD civilian employees and family members can benefit from these programs and services.

  • Health promotion and resilience programs
  • Sexual assault prevention and response
  • Military and Family Support Center (MFSC)
  • Mental health, substance abuse, suicide prevention

NAVY – On the Spectrum: A Military Family’s Guide to ASD

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects about 23,000 military children. If ASD has touched your family, get the information and resources you need to help your child thrive.

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Causes and risk factors
  • Military transitions and services
  • Helpful resources

NAVY – Child Neglect

Every child has the right to a safe, stable and nurturing environment. Leaders and other military personnel can use this guide as a prevention tool to identify warning signs and protect children from neglect and maltreatment.

  • Types of child neglect and warning signs
  • Prevention and reporting options
  • State supervision guidelines

NAVY – Safe Sleep: A Parent’s Guide to Co-Sleeping

Help parents get informed on cosleeping. Whether they are cosleeping with their infants or simply considering it, this guide provides them with the must-know recommendations and guidelines for safe infant sleep.

  • Cosleeping basics
  • Room-sharing vs. bed-sharing
  • SIDS explained
  • Tummy Time tips

NAVY – Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

The Navy’s EFMP helps Sailors with the special needs of their exceptional family members during the assignment process.

  • Who must enroll
  • Summary of the enrollment process
  • How to identify a family member with special needs
  • Available services and resources

Family Care Plans

This guide will help Service members with dependents to develop a family care plan. It provides tips for a smooth transfer of responsibilities to the caregiver when the member is away for military duties.

  • Who must have a family care plan
  • Selecting and preparing a caregiver
  • Support for developing the plan
  • Legal documentats (POA, wills)

ACS Fort Bragg – New Parent Support Program

Military life presents some unique challenges for parents with newborns and young children. The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) helps Soldiers and their families with children 0-36 months old (or during pregnancy) adjust to parenthood.

  • Breastfeeding and safe sleep
  • NPSP classes and play mornings
  • Child care, on post and off post
  • Preventing toddlers’ tantrums

NAVY – New Parent Support Home Visitation Program

Military life presents some unique challenges for parents with newborns and young children. The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is here to help you adjust to parenthood and thrive as a healthy family.

  • Your child’s emotional development
  • A father’s role
  • Parenting during deployment

New Parent Support Program

Military life presents some unique challenges for parents with newborns and young children. The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is here to help you adjust to parenthood and thrive as a healthy family.

  • Your child’s emotional development
  • A father’s role
  • Parenting during deployment
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