Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program Strengthening Army Families through support and education. This is the official page of Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program. Solicitations will be promptly removed.
Raising children and communicating with your spouse or intimate partner can be quite difficult and cause strain on the entire Family. Offering services and support to address identified stress and prevent Family violence is the goal of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP). FAP offers a variety of services to strengthen military Families through education and activities that promote life skills and cultivate healthy relationships. SUB-PROGRAMS Baby Bundles Command and Troop Education New Parent Support Program (NPSP): In-Home Support WORKSHOPS Life Skills Seminars: Our healthy relationships, stress management, anger management, and conflict resolution classes focus on healthy communication and building strong relationships. We also collaborate with other programs such as Army Substance Abuse Program and the Military Family Life Consultants, to provide curriculum on other topics as needed or requested. We can modify material and make classes available through unit groups and FRG meetings as well. Parenting Workshops: We offer various parenting classes covering all children’s ages, from 0–18, to provide education on alternative discipline techniques and developmental stages. We are located at 10250 4th Armored Division Dr. near the intersection of 4th Armored Div. Dr. and Euphrates River Valley Rd. The building looks like an DFAC, with a loading dock out front. You are welcome to park on either side of the building. The surrounding buildings are barracks.
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Strengthening Army Families through support and education. We are located at 10250 4th Armored Division Dr. near the intersection of 4th Armored Div. Dr. and Euphrates River Valley Rd. The building looks like an DFAC, with a loading dock out front. You are welcome to park on either side of the building. The surrounding buildings are barracks.

Mission: To reduce family violence by building strong families and enhancing resiliency skills. We are located at 10250 4th Armored Division Dr. near the intersection of 4th Armored Div. Dr. and Tigris River Valley Rd. The building looks like an DFAC, with a loading dock out front. You are welcome to park on either side of the building. The surrounding buildings are barracks.

"As parents, it feels good—great even —when our kids NEED us. When they turn to us for guidance, affection, even that pe...
02/14/2020
6 Tips for Raising Independent Children - Positive Parenting Solutions

"As parents, it feels good—great even —when our kids NEED us. When they turn to us for guidance, affection, even that peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Those are all good things.

We do have to remind ourselves, however, our long-term parenting goal is to guide our kids from being totally dependent on us to being independent thinkers and doers. That’s no overnight task.

It happens in all the little moments and lessons that occur in the day-to-day. From little steps like letting them pick out their own clothes to tying their own shoes, to helping them learn to weigh out what to spend their allowance on to choosing a college that suits them.

Every little decision they make, right or wrong, along the way is a learning experience that will help lead them to be independent people we can be proud of.

Then, the thrill you get when you see them take on a task all by themselves and win at it? It’s awesome!

If you’re eager to see more of that, let’s look at ways to help your kids embrace independence."

Click the article link to learn about the 6 steps you can take to raise independent children!

Ever wonder how to raise INDEPENDENT children who don't rely on you to complete simple tasks? Here are 6 tips to prepare your kids to function on their own one day!

Happy Valentine's Day from the Family Advocacy Program!
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day from the Family Advocacy Program!

02/13/2020
Sometimes as a parent it can be easy to forget our own needs, here's a visual reminder 🙂
02/12/2020

Sometimes as a parent it can be easy to forget our own needs, here's a visual reminder 🙂

As parents we are always learning and caring for our kids and their needs. However in all of our caring, we sometimes neglect ourselves. Our anger may be more about what is going on inside us, than with our children. Always remember to take some time to reflect.

Can you relate?

Graphic via Bryce Reddy:
https://www.instagram.com/mombrain.therapist/

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program's cover photo
02/06/2020

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program's cover photo

Please call (315) 772-5914 to sign up!This is a class that provides parents/caregivers with information about parenting ...
02/05/2020

Please call (315) 772-5914 to sign up!

This is a class that provides parents/caregivers with information about parenting children ages 1-4. Parents will learn tools and resources to help manage/decrease stress and conflict, increase communication, successfully provide discipline and reduce the risk of child neglect, abuse, and maltreatment.

Located at 10250 4th Armored Div. Dr. in the ASAP building.

So accurate 😂
02/03/2020

So accurate 😂

Every. Single. Time. 😂

Parenthood summed up in one picture!
01/31/2020

Parenthood summed up in one picture!

A perfect encapsulation of parenthood from Common Wild! 😍😭

01/30/2020

We still have seats open for the Valentines Day cooking class! Call (315) 772-5914 to reserve your spot!

Thursday February 13th, the American Girl Doll Club will have a Special Valentine's Day meeting!
01/28/2020

Thursday February 13th, the American Girl Doll Club will have a Special Valentine's Day meeting!

Mark your Calendars...Thursday February 13th The American Girl Doll Club will have a Special Valentine's Day meeting!!!...Don't miss it!!!

When a pocket of time presents itself, fill it with one of these activities!
01/24/2020

When a pocket of time presents itself, fill it with one of these activities!

What does YOUR family do for self care?

"Kids don’t whine to intentionally irritate us—they whine to get our attention. When you fill your child’s attention bas...
01/23/2020
Positive Parenting Solutions

"Kids don’t whine to intentionally irritate us—they whine to get our attention. When you fill your child’s attention basket positively and proactively, your kids will become more cooperative and less likely to resort to whining as a way to gain your attention."
Click the link to read more!

Why Do Kids Whine?

Because IT WORKS!

The truth is, children only continue behaviors that work for them.

When kids whine and parents give in, kids realize that whining gets them what they want—the attention they crave and maybe even that candy bar in the grocery checkout line.

But giving in to demands—like one more television show or another scoop of ice cream—isn’t the only way we reward our kids’ whining. Just responding, even if it’s to reprimand them, gives a child payoff. Picking up the child or responding with an annoyed remark (“Enough! Stop whining!”) still gives the child attention—and now they know they can do this again and again to get the same result.

So HOW can we CURB the whining? Read on:

Due to lack of participation the Empowered Parenting Workshop tonight, January 22nd has been canceled.
01/22/2020

Due to lack of participation the Empowered Parenting Workshop tonight, January 22nd has been canceled.

Due to lack of participation the Empowered Parenting Workshop tomorrow, January 22nd has been canceled.

Crafty Morning Chalking
01/22/2020

Crafty Morning Chalking

Tonight's Champion Your Spouse Workshop has been canceled due to lack of participation. Please call (315) 772-5914 to si...
01/21/2020

Tonight's Champion Your Spouse Workshop has been canceled due to lack of participation.

Please call (315) 772-5914 to sign up for the next workshop.

Due to lack of participation the Cardboard Sled Workshop Thursday, January 23rd has been canceled.
01/21/2020

Due to lack of participation the Cardboard Sled Workshop Thursday, January 23rd has been canceled.

Due to lack of participation the Empowered Parenting Workshop tomorrow, January 22nd has been canceled.
01/21/2020

Due to lack of participation the Empowered Parenting Workshop tomorrow, January 22nd has been canceled.

"While it’s our job to teach our kids responsibility, if we try to do this by nagging and directing, we won’t get very f...
01/15/2020
5 Pitfalls To Avoid With Your Tween or Teen - Positive Parenting Solutions

"While it’s our job to teach our kids responsibility, if we try to do this by nagging and directing, we won’t get very far. In fact, we’ll have more power struggles than we ever bargained for."
Click the link to read more...
https://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/parenting/3-pitfalls-to-avoid-with-your-tween-or-teen

Parents of teens and tweens — here are 5 common pitfalls to start avoiding TODAY. If you can steer clear of these common mistakes, you’ll forge through the teen and tween years with finesse!

"Make certain you always remember the “magic word,” whether you’re casually asking your spouse to pass the butter or tel...
01/14/2020
5 Steps to Better Manners - Positive Parenting Solutions

"Make certain you always remember the “magic word,” whether you’re casually asking your spouse to pass the butter or telling your six-year-old to put her shoes away. Your kids will learn more by what you do than by what you constantly say."
Click the link to read more...
https://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/parenting/minds-on-manners-a-step-by-step-guide-to-please-thank-you-and-more?fbclid=IwAR2XXp4feynjFPw9ZjUuOXHb-jDpJirxl8W7wCXpigQS0312Xj1K-XeVIA4

What’s the magic word? What do you say? Close your mouth! Do you ever feel like a parrot in your attempts to get your kids to use their manners? You’ve worked on “please” and “thank you” since they were two—so why do they seem to need a refresher course on a daily basis? Trust me,

Did you know that the design on this shirt is actually a drug reference?The shirt pictured below by DGK Clothing depicts...
01/13/2020

Did you know that the design on this shirt is actually a drug reference?

The shirt pictured below by DGK Clothing depicts two Styrofoam cups which appear to contain "Purple Drank," a popular recreational drug combining cough syrup, promethazine and soda.

As a parent to a teen it can be really scary not knowing all that's out there, but the Empowered Parenting workshop will dive into the topic of the Teen Drug Culture next week, January 22nd to help you feel more equipped to parent your teen(s). Here you will learn about hidden drug symbols, signs, habits, and so much more!

Call (315) 772-5914 to sign up!

Join us for Baby Basics this Friday at 10am! You can find us at 10250 4th Armored Division Dr. in the ASAP building. Cal...
01/13/2020

Join us for Baby Basics this Friday at 10am! You can find us at 10250 4th Armored Division Dr. in the ASAP building. Call (315) 772-5914 to sign up!

01/13/2020
Tasty

Try these tasty treats this week!

You don't need added sugar to make these natrually sweet desserts!

"Don’t worry, even if the New Year has left you feeling frazzled, there’s no need to hit the panic button. Restart 2020 ...
01/13/2020
6 Parenting Resolutions You Can Keep in 2019 - Positive Parenting Solutions

"Don’t worry, even if the New Year has left you feeling frazzled, there’s no need to hit the panic button. Restart 2020 with these tips and tools, and get ready for the most peaceful, and most enjoyable year yet."
Click the link to read more...
https://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/parenting/parenting-resolutions

How many of your New Year resolutions intend to bring peace into your home? Resolve to be the best parent you can for the most important people in your life. Here are 6 parenting resolutions you can keep!

"Learning to process feelings with parents reduces tension and anxiety and helps kids know they aren't alone. Having a s...
01/09/2020
7 Reasons to Talk About Feelings With Your Military Kid

"Learning to process feelings with parents reduces tension and anxiety and helps kids know they aren't alone. Having a safe outlet to express their worries and fears also gives them a fresh perspective and helps them come up with solutions."
Click the link to read more...

https://www.military.com/spouse/relationships/parenting-tips/7-reasons-to-talk-about-feelings-with-your-military-kid.html

Parenting is a tough job. How can you make it a little easier while strengthening the bond with your awesome military kid?

Looking for a way to get your kid to stop playing Fortnite? Come out and join us for this fun sled building workshop!Thu...
01/09/2020

Looking for a way to get your kid to stop playing Fortnite? Come out and join us for this fun sled building workshop!

Thursday, January 23rd 5:30pm-7:30pm

For more information or to sign up, please call (315) 772-5914

Concerned about what the teens are into these days???Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:30pm the Family Advocacy Program is ho...
01/09/2020

Concerned about what the teens are into these days???

Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:30pm the Family Advocacy Program is hosting an Empowered Parenting Trending Teen Topics workshop which focuses on the teen drug culture.

For more information or to sign up, call (315) 772-5914.

Join us Wednesday, January 15th at the Crescent Woods Community Center for a Cooking Class! This month's cooking class w...
01/08/2020

Join us Wednesday, January 15th at the Crescent Woods Community Center for a Cooking Class! This month's cooking class will focus on Breakfast On the Go!

Please call (315) 772-5914 to sign up - be sure to let us know of any food allergies.

A great reminder to react with LOVE!
01/07/2020

A great reminder to react with LOVE!

Positive Parenting Solutions
01/06/2020
Positive Parenting Solutions

Positive Parenting Solutions

Does your child have anxiety about school?

Here are three ways to LESSEN that anxiety you can try:

Such a great idea! Have the kids get involved too by adding their own "good thing" for each week!
01/06/2020

Such a great idea! Have the kids get involved too by adding their own "good thing" for each week!

Love this idea!

By implementing these 5 strategies, you will show your kids you respect them and you will empower them to have a greater...
12/17/2019
5 Ways to Show Respect for Your Child (And Gain Their Respect in Return) - Positive Parenting Solutions

By implementing these 5 strategies, you will show your kids you respect them and you will empower them to have a greater sense of capability and autonomy. As an added bonus, when children feel valued and capable, they are less likely to engage in power struggles. Click the link to read more...
https://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/parenting/5-ways-to-show-respect-for-your-child?fbclid=IwAR3RmXV_Y5jCoC6Bet8ODIi8JSjf2GTWF0LXbDyIkvFiLvBYnuCYEnkOswg

Are you tired of your child’s disrespectful attitude? Do you cringe at your child’s hurtful and disrespectful tone? Here are 5 simple changes you can make today to improve your child’s attitude and build a mutually respectful relationship.

Check out these fun and educational workshops held by the Family Advocacy Program! To register or for any questions, cal...
12/17/2019

Check out these fun and educational workshops held by the Family Advocacy Program!

To register or for any questions, call (315) 772-5914

Creative, thoughtful ways to encourage your children!
12/17/2019
25 Alternatives to "Good Job" - Picklebums

Creative, thoughtful ways to encourage your children!

Breaking the habit of hollow praise is not easy, so here is a list of 25 alternatives to "good job" plus a free printable poster to help you remember!

Helpful tantrum tips!
12/12/2019

Helpful tantrum tips!

This is helpful!

via CDIR - Child Development Institute of the Redwoods

A silly reminder!
12/12/2019

A silly reminder!

🤣

Have a jolly time at a pancake breakfast with Santa this Saturday!
12/12/2019

Have a jolly time at a pancake breakfast with Santa this Saturday!

Head to the McCwen Library on December 19th from 5-7pm for a fun filled family evening making Holiday Gifts!All supplies...
12/11/2019

Head to the McCwen Library on December 19th from 5-7pm for a fun filled family evening making Holiday Gifts!
All supplies will be proved to make a variety of gifts.

Join us for a fun filled evening making Holiday Gifts...All supplies will be proved to make a variety of gifts. People had a great time last year.

Address

10250 4th Armored Division Drive
Fort Drum, NY
13602

General information

Parenting classes and workshops, life skill seminars, and baby bundle program:772-5914. New Parent Support Program: 772-0748. Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Support 24/7 hotline is 315-955-4321. We are located at 10250 4th Armored Division Dr. near the intersection of 4th Armored Div. Dr. and Euphrates River Valley Rd. The building looks like an DFAC, with a loading dock out front. You are welcome to park on either side of the building. The surrounding buildings are barracks.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 07:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(315) 772-5914

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Bridgit McGlaughlin thank you for hosting the book club this morning! I had a wonderful time and will definitely be back. :-)
I'm assuming book club is cancelled for today since post is closed? Please post when the next one will be :-)
lol
Because the kids will let you know when it is time to wake up...don't worry they will.