Family Advocacy’s Prevention & Education Program provides support on subject matter briefs, awareness and prevention-focused services and gives preventative workshops and classes to the installation and community. Services are designed to improve family and individual functioning and to prevent child and domestic abuse within the military community, keeping service members and their families resilient and mission ready. Prevention & Education Specialists’ briefs can be specialized based on the command’s availability, preferred training method, requested topics and time allotted.

Since 1981, October has been commemorated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The observance serves to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about Family Advocacy Program services and other community resources that can help prevent, raise awareness of community responsibility and resources for addressing domestic abuse. Domestic violence is never okay. It can be physical or emotional or both.

It knows no economic or physical boundaries. No boundary on age, race, ethnicity or gender. Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow is committed to eradicating the current national epidemic of Domestic Violence. It is our belief that by educating the community about the warning signs of domestic violence we can prevent the tragedies that often accompany these situations. Please join us at the many events we have planned throughout the month to raise awareness.

If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation, please reach out to us at: (760) 577-6533 or our after-hours 24/7 FAP support line at: (760) 577-6484 or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and get help now.

What is Child Abuse?

  • Physical Abuse: Any non-accidental injury to a child
  • Emotional Abuse: Any attitude or behavior, which interferes with a child’s mental health or social development
  • Neglect: Failure to provide for a child’s physical needs
  • Sexual Abuse: Any sexual act between an adult and a child

 

Child abuse and neglect is one hundred percent preventable. Staggering statistics show that

  • Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually.An estimated 683,000 children (unique incidents) were victims of abuse and neglect in 2015, the most recent year for which there is national data.
  • CPS protects more than 3 million children.Approximately 3.4 million children received an investigation or alternative response from child protective services agencies. 2.3 million children received prevention services.
  • The youngest children were most vulnerable to maltreatment.Children in the first year of their life had the highest rate of victimization of 24.2 per 1,000 children in the national population of the same age.
  • Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment.Of the children who experienced maltreatment or abuse, three-quarters suffered neglect; 17.2% suffered physical abuse; and 8.4% suffered sexual abuse. (Some children are polyvictimized—they have suffered more than one form of maltreatment.)
  • About four out of five abusers are the victims’ parents.A parent of the child victim was the perpetrator in 78.1% of substantiated cases of child maltreatment.

Help is available. If you suspect a child has been or is being victimized, please report it, or get help immediately.

For more information on Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children and Youth
(PSBCY) or to learn more about what would be classified as normal and not normal behaviors in children please call our main office or after hours support line.

On the Installation, call our main number at: (760) 577-6533 or the 24/7 after hours  support line at: (760) 577-6484 or the National Child Abuse Hotline at (800) 422-4453.

Overview

What is it?

It is a national effort carried on by activists, community leaders, national and local organizations, and prevention and awareness experts to raise awareness about dating abuse, promote programs that support young people, and encourage communities to prevent this form of abuse with the goal of decreasing the prevalence of dating abuse among young people.
2018’s theme is Healthy Me, Healthy We! A journey of self-love, positivity, and strength.

What Does Dating Abuse Look Like?

Teens and young adults experience the same types of abuse as adults, including:

Physical Abuse: Any intentional use of physical force with the intent to cause fear or injury, like hitting, shoving, biting, strangling, kicking or using a weapon.

Verbal or Emotional Abuse: Non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, constant monitoring, humiliation, intimidation, isolation or stalking.

Sexual Abuse: Any action that impacts a person’s ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs, including rape, coercion or restricting access to birth control.

Digital Abuse: Use of technologies and/or social media networking to intimidate, harass or threaten a current or ex-dating partner such as demanding passwords, checking cell phones, cyberbullying, non-consensual sexting, excessive or threatening texts or stalking on social media.

Stalking: Being repeatedly watched, followed, monitored or harassed. Stalking can occur online or in person, and may or may not include giving unwanted gifts.

Financial Abuse: Exerting power and control over a partner through their finances, including taking or withholding money from a partner, or prohibiting a partner from earning, or spending their money.

 

For more information on Teen Dating Violence please contact us at: (760)577-6533.

Prevention and Education Workshops/Classes Offered:

21st Century Anger Management

This 8-session anger management class is designed to teach participants how effectively communicate anger and achieve positive goals. The participants will explore the definition of anger and the source or sources of anger. This class will introduce the concept of accountability and the significance in change of negative behavior to constructive expression of anger. Participants can register for this workshop by contacting the Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialists at (760)577-6533.

Married and Loving It!

This 5-session program is perfect for couples wanting to strengthen the bond with their current partner, or for those individuals looking to be successful in their future relationships. Topics covered include communication, finances, conflict resolution and how to work together to enjoy married life. Participants can register for this workshop by contacting the Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialists at (760)577-6533.

Triple P Parenting (Positive Parenting Program)

This 8-session anger management class is designed to teach participants how effectively communicate anger and achieve positive goals. The participants will explore the definition of anger and the source or sources of anger. This class will introduce the concept of accountability and the significance in change of negative behavior to constructive expression of anger. Participants can register for this workshop by contacting the Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialists at (760)577-6533.

Within My Reach

Within My Reach is an 8-session evidenced based relationship awareness and communication skills program for adults. Within My Reach is a program designed to teach participants communication and decision-making skills in order to help them develop and maintain happy, healthy, and stable relationships.

Real Colors/Real Stress

Real Colors workshop gives participants personality assessments to identify their personal communication style and the ability to identify other personality types as well. It also gives the participants some basic stress management techniques and the tools to help people learn how to work together better.

Stress Management

The objective of this brief is to understand what stress is and how it influences behavior. Participants will learn the definition of stress and its impact on the body; spiritually, emotionally and physically. Simple and effective methods will be introduced to reduce the stressors and stress-related symptoms. This brief can be requested by contacting a Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialist at (760) 577-6533.

Prevention and Education Subject Matter Briefs:

Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness

This brief informs Active Duty Marines and sailors of the legal definitions of abuse within intimate relationships according to MCO1754.11, the UCMJ, and California Penal Codes. It introduces the concepts of power and control and how it may contribute to abusive behaviors. The presentation will inform service members of the available support resources to include within the military system and in the civilian community. Participants will become familiar with available reporting options. This brief can be requested by contacting a Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialist at (760)577-6533.

Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness

This brief informs Active Duty Marines and sailors of child maltreatment according to the MCO 1754.11. They will learn about the emotional, physical and behavior indicators of the 4 different types of abuse. Participants will become familiar with recognizing the early warning signs, risk factors of child abuse. The presentation will inform service members of the available support resources to include within the military system and in the civilian community. This brief can be requested by contacting a Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialist at (760) 577-6533.

Child Abuse Reporting

Mandated reporters of child abuse will learn the 4 basic types of child maltreatment. They will learn about the emotional, physical and behavior indicators of each type of abuse. The instructor will train on how to complete the suspected child abuse form and explain the procedure for in home care providers and child care center staff. This class is offered 1x per month or as requested by CY&TP; CDC, New Provider Training.

Family Advocacy Program Overview

This brief informs Active duty Marines and sailors of the Family Advocacy Program. The presentation will provide the service members with a description of services offered and staff members available to provide the services. Participants will learn about the purpose of the program and also go through a short review of domestic violence, child abuse, and reporting options for victims. This brief can be requested by contacting a Family Advocacy Program Prevention & Education Specialist at (760) 577-6533.

Incident Determination Committee (IDC) Training

This training is gives an in depth overview of the Incident Determination Committee (IDC). Participants will learn about reporting options and procedures, overview of the IDC, member roles, and IDC order of operations, how to recognize abuse and domestic and child abuse definitions. To schedule a training or for more information on this training please call the Family Advocacy Program at (760) 577-6533.

First Responder Training

This training gives first responders information on recognizing child and domestic abuse signs. Participants will receive information on unrestricted and restricted reporting options, Family Advocacy Reporting information, victim advocate information and services and definitions of abuse. To schedule a training or for more information please call the Family Advocacy Program at (760) 577-6533.

To speak to a Prevention & Education Specialist or for more information on any of the briefs or workshops offered please contact us at: (760) 577-6533.

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Prevention & Education

Bldg. 17

Mon/Fri 7:30am–4pm

(760) 577-6533
(760) 577-6195

Important Numbers

SAPR 24/7 Support Line
(760) 577-6036

DoD SAFE Helpline
(877) 995-5247

FAP 24/7 Hotline
(760) 577-6484

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

National Hotline for Victims of Sexual Assault
(800) 656-4673

National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
(800) 273-TALK(8255)

Military One Source 24/7
(800) 342-9647

Civilian Victim Advocate
(760) 577-6533 730am-4pm

Important Documents
Safe Helpline Poster
SAPR Flyer

MCCS Barstow