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FEDIAWG Work Group Members

Published: August 30, 2012
Categories:
Monitoring, Research
Topics:
Child Abuse & Neglect
Tags:
FEDIAWG, Work Group

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Family Life and Human Development
Families, 4-H and Nutrition
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Street Address:
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
Waterfront Centre
800 9th St. SW., Washington, DC 20024
Mailing Address:
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 2201
Washington, DC 20250-2201
http://www.extension.org; http://www.csrees.usda.gov

The Cooperative Extension System (CES) is a nationwide educational collaboration of federal, state, and local governments and state land-grant universities. The mission of CES is to disseminate research-based information on topics as varied as family and child development, health, nutrition, agriculture, small business and personal finance. CES is uniquely positioned to reach out to parents, caregivers and family members, especially in rural and isolated areas - to inform and educate them about the myriad issues, challenges, and opportunities related to raising children. CES's new eXtension (pronounced e-extension) Initiative www.extension.org provides a web-based interactive learning environment linking users to resources of CES to support a variety of educational outreach efforts including resources to promote healthy families. For more information, contact the Families, 4-H & Nutrition Unit/Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service/United State Department of Agriculture.

U.S. Department of Defense

Family Advocacy Program
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
Military Community and Family Policy
U.S. Department of Defense
4000 Defense Pentagon, Room 5A726
Washington, DC 20301-4000
http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/MHF/MHF_HOMEPAGE

The Department of Defense (DOD) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) provides social services to prevent, identify, intervene and treat child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse, including domestic violence, at each installation with command-sponsored families around the world. FAPs coordinate with civilian child welfare and domestic violence agencies when abuse or neglect is identified. FAPs teach parenting skills, provide extra support for first-time parents, teach stress management, offer counseling and conduct public awareness activities about family maltreatment. FAPs also operate the New Parent Support Program, a secondary prevention program that uses an intensive, voluntary home visitation model developed specifically for at-risk parents to reduce the risk of child abuse.