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Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 1 Family Advocacy Program Beverly S. Lesyea, MSW, LCSW Family Advocacy Officer Maxwell AFB, AL 36112.

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1 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 1 Family Advocacy Program Beverly S. Lesyea, MSW, LCSW Family Advocacy Officer Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

2 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 2 Family Advocacy Program Updates Mandated reporting and how to report Central Registry Board Conversion CRB Training Website New Definitions – who is considered Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting Domestic Violence Victim Advocate

3 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow Mandated Reporting And How to Report Reporting Family Violence

4 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow AFI , dated 19 January 2005 states : Active Duty Members and Civilian Employees Mandatory Reporting. All active duty members and civilian employees of the Air Force will report all incidents of suspected family maltreatment to the FAP. All military-related child care and medical providers will be trained regarding the indicators of child abuse and neglect, and domestic abuse and the procedures for reporting family maltreatment to the FAP. Exclusions are limited to chaplains receiving information through a “penitent-clergyman” relationship or confidential communications in the course of their official duties, and Area Defense Counsel (ADC) receiving information from an established attorney-client relationship. Family Advocacy Program Authority

5 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow Leadership’s Role AFI (19 Jan 2005): 1.8. Unit Commanders, First Sergeants, and Supervisors (military and civilian) Will have a working knowledge of FAP, including procedures and policies Unit Commanders, First Sergeants, and Command Chief Master Sergeants will attend training provided by FAP personnel on child and spouse maltreatment dynamics and protocols within 60 days of arrival of assuming these positions and at least annually thereafter Will report all suspicions of family maltreatment to FAP Will direct suspected AD family maltreatment offenders to FAP Will provide information and referral to AD members and eligible beneficiaries on FAP prevention and maltreatment intervention services.

6 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow Report allegations of adult partner abuse/child abuse to the Family Advocacy Program During the duty day call FAP After hours contact the Command Post and ask for the Mental Health On-Call Provider – check the process at your location Suicidal patients Contact Mental Health Clinic After hours contact the Command Post and ask for the Mental Health On-Call Provider How to Report

7 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 7 Central Registry Board All bases CONUS and OCONUS have converted to the Central Registry Board Log onto to: https://www.airforcefap.orghttps://www.airforcefap.org CAC Card Required No username or password required to complete the training

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11 11 DoD Definition of Domestic Abuse Domestic Abuse (effective: 1 Jan 2006): Domestic violence or a pattern of behavior resulting in emotional/psychological abuse, economic control, and/or interference with personal liberty that is directed toward a person of the opposite sex who is: (a) A current or former spouse (b) A person with whom the abuser shares a child in common (c) A current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile

12 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 12 DoD Definition of Domestic Violence Domestic Violence (effective: 1 Jan 2006): Domestic Violence is an offense under the United States Code of Military Justice, or State law that involves the use, attempted use, or threatened use of force or violence against a person of the opposite sex, or a violation of a lawful order issued for the protection of a person of the opposite sex, who is: (a) A current or former spouse (b) A person with whom the abuser shares a child in common (c) A current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile

13 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow Spouse Physical Abuse: The non-accidental use of physical force Physical force includes but is not limited to, pushing; shoving; slapping; grabbing; poking; hair-pulling; scratching; pinching; restraining; shaking; throwing; biting; kicking; hitting with fist; hitting with a stick, strap, or other object; scalding; burning; poisoning; stabbing; applying force to throat; cutting off air supply; holding under water; using a weapon. Adult Partner -- Physical AF Family Advocacy Program Family Maltreatment Definitions February 2006

14 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow Non-accidental act or acts (excluding physical and sexual abusive acts) such as: Berating, disparaging, humiliating victim Interrogating victim Restricting victim’s ability to come and go freely Obstructing victim’s access to assistance (including but not limited to, law enforcement, legal, protective, or medical resources) Threatening victim Harming, or indicating that offender will harm, people/things that victim cares about Restricting victim’s access to or use of economic resources Stalking victim Trying to make victim think that s/he is crazy (or make others think that spouse is crazy) Adult Partner – Emotional AF Family Advocacy Program Family Maltreatment Definitions February 2006

15 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow The use of physical force to compel the spouse to engage in a sex act against his or her will, whether or not the act is completed. The use of physically or emotionally aggressive act to coerce a sex act. An attempted or completed sex act involving a spouse who is unable to provide consent. Physical contact of a sexual nature not meeting the above criteria but that (a) is against the expressed wishes of the spouse and (b) causes considerable distress to the spouse that last for more than 24 hours. Adult Partner -- Sexual AF Family Advocacy Program Family Maltreatment Definitions February 2006

16 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow Child Physical Abuse: The non-accidental use of physical force on the part of a child’s caregiver Physical force includes but is not limited to, spanking with hand; dropping; pushing; shoving; slapping; grabbing; poking; hair-pulling; scratching; pinching; restraining; shaking; throwing; biting; kicking; hitting with fist; hitting with a stick, strap or other object; scalding; burning; poisoning; stabbing; applying force to throat; cutting off air supply; holding under water; using a weapon. Child Physical AF Family Advocacy Program Family Maltreatment Definitions February 2006

17 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow Non-accidental act or acts ( excluding physical and sexual abusive acts) such as: Berating, disparaging, humiliating child Threatening child (implying future physical harm, abandonment, sexual assault) Confining child Scapegoat child Coercing child to inflict pain on him/herself Disciplining child excessively Child Emotional AF Family Advocacy Program Family Maltreatment Definitions February 2006

18 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow Non-contact exploitation: Forcing, tricking, enticing, threatening or pressuring a child to participate in acts for anyone’s sexual gratification without direct physical contact between child and offender. Rape: Use of physical force, emotional manipulation, or a child’s youth or naiveté to engage in penis-vulva or penis-anus penetration (of child, perpetrator, or both), however slight. Other sexual assault: Physical contact of a sexual nature between child and perpetrator not involving penis-vulva or penis anus penetration, including but not limited to: Oral-genital or oral-anal contact Non-penile penetration of vulva or rectum Attempted penetration of the vulva or rectum Groping, rubbing, fondling, stroking or similar behavior-directly or through clothing Child Sexual AF Family Advocacy Program Family Maltreatment Definitions February 2006

19 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow Spouse Neglect: One spouse is incapable of self care due to substantial limitation in one or more of the following areas: Physical Psychological/Intellectual (including but not limited to vegetative depression, very low IQ, psychosis) Cultural Child Neglect: Egregious act(s) or omission(s) on the part of the child’s caregiver that deprives the child of needed age-appropriate care Lack of supervision Exposure to physical hazards Educational neglect Medical neglect Deprivation of necessities Abandonment Child & Adult Partner Neglect AF Family Advocacy Program Family Maltreatment Definitions February 2006

20 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 20 Program Change Unrestricted and Restricted Reporting

21 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 21 Unrestricted Reporting Unrestricted reporting is the process you are familiar with – FAP is notified of Family Maltreatment Incident FAP notifies CC/CCF SFS OSI CPS (if children are involved)

22 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 22 Restricted Reporting DoD Guidance: Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting for Adult Victims of domestic abuse/violence DoD directive-type memo, 22 Jan 06 Interim SAF/MR Policy Letter, 28 Apr 06 HQ USAF/SGO Policy Memo, 2 May 06 HQ AETC/SG Policy Memo, 10 May 06 Current Training: Health Care Providers (HCP) and other Med Group personnel

23 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 23 Restricted Reporting Who is Eligible for Restricted Reporting: Adult (ADM or FM) Victim of domestic abuse/violence (ADM or FM) Eligible to receive services in the medical treatment facility Restricted Reporting does not apply to Child Abuse Reports (emotional, neglect, physical, sexual)

24 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 24 Restricted Reporting Who may receive a DV Restricted Report? All health care providers and their support staff DV Victim Advocate and Victim Advocate’s Supervisor All FAP staff SARC Military One Source

25 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 25 Restricted Reporting Typical Reporting Process across the AF: Adult victim of domestic violence is seen in Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) and reports current or past domestic violence but does not want anyone notified. Health Care Provider (HCP) notifies FAP FAP completes safety assessment and discusses Restricted vs. Unrestricted Reporting. If no current safety concerns and victim opts for Restricted Reporting: FAP and Victim complete Restricted Reporting paperwork FAP provides follow-up with the victim and coordinates all victim services

26 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 26 Victim Advocacy in the Military DoD policy memorandum requiring every military active duty or family member victim will have access to victim advocacy services Air Force: Pilot Program placing Domestic Violence Victim Advocates at 14 installations (Apr 2004); increased to 18 locations in 2006/2007; more DV VAs possible. *Contract ended 30 Sep 07 – New contract and new DV VAs put in place 20 Feb 18 bases

27 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 27 Victim Advocacy in the Military Andrews AFB, MD Beale AFB, CA Cannon, AFB, NM Dover AFB, DE Eglin AFB, FL Eielson AFB, AK Elmendorf AFB, AK Hickam AFB, HI Hurlburt Field, FL Keesler AFB, MS Little Rock AFB, AR Malmstrom AFB, MT Maxwell AFB, AL McGuire AFB, NJ Minot AFB, ND Moody AFB, GA Mountain Home AFB, ID Peterson AFB, CO Robins AFB, GA Scott AFB, IL Seymour-Johnson, NC Shaw AFB, SC Sheppard AFB, TX Travis AFB, CA Tinker AFB, OK Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

28 Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow 28 Questions?


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