Support

Counseling & Assistance - Anger Management

Do you find your anger racing from zero to 60 at work or at home? BEAMS is a six-session, skill-building program for active duty service members and family members. The BEAMS course is designed to prevent anger from escalating to violence. Participants learn to develop new and effective coping strategies.

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Counseling & Assistance - Deployment Resiliency Counselor (DRC)

DRCs are professional, licensed clinicians who are assigned to all aircraft carriers (CVNs) and large-deck amphibious assault ships (LHDs/LHAs) throughout the Navy. DRCs offer confidential, short-term, non-medical counseling at no cost for all active duty service members while they are deployed aboard the ship or while the ship is in homeport.

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Counseling & Assistance - Family Advocacy Programs (FAP)

Long deployments, frequent moves, and mission readiness demands impose many stresses on military families, often leading to marital and parent child conflict. Concern for the welfare of Navy families and the effects of family violence on military performance prompted the establishment of FAP in 1976.

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Counseling & Assistance - Family Employment Assistance

The Navy recognizes that frequent relocation associated with military lifestyle creates tremendous career challenges for military family members. The FERP program addresses those challenges in workshops, one-on-one career counseling, and with self-help resources.

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Counseling & Assistance - Personal Finance Management

The Navy's Personal Financial Management Program helps put the dream of financial freedom within the reach of every service member. An array of free financial information and advice from Certified Financial Educators is available to Sailors and family members at the Fleet and Family Support Center.

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Counseling & Assistance - Professional Counseling

FFSC of Hampton Roads provides short-term, counseling and crisis intervention for active duty service members and their spouses. In addition to individual, marital, and child counseling, FFSC provides several counseling support groups and classes. At FFSC, each of our counselors holds a master or doctoral degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology. They are all fully-qualified, credentialed, and know how to help you.

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Counseling & Assistance - Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)

SAPR Program provides Victim Advocacy, Case Management, Training for SAPR POCs and Advocates, Command Consultation, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Training (at your work site), SAPR Victim Advocate Refresher Training and more.

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Counseling & Assistance - Stress Management

Stress is an unavoidable fact of life. The way we handle stress can affect our personal and professional lives. Learn more about managing stress with techniques such as goal-setting, time management, and progressive relaxation.

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Counseling & Assistance - Suicide Awareness

The topic of Suicide often brings up more questions than answers. What is it all about? Why does it happen? Who may be affected? What can I do about it? Where can I get help? It can seem overwhelming at times. While the underlying issues are complex, the strategies for effective coping don't need to be.

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Family Support - Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

The Navy’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a quality of life program that supports Sailors who have dependents with chronic medical, dental, mental health, developmental or educational conditions and require special care and services. Enrollment in the EFMP allows Navy detailers to consider the Sailor’s family needs during the assignment process ensuring that necessary resources will be available at the Sailor’s assigned duty station.

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Family Support - Family Life Education

To help active duty military members (single and married) and their family enhance their effectiveness at home or work, Fleet and Family Support Centers' professional counselors and educators offer Life Skills services and programs that foster good relations, healthy families, and strong marriages.

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Family Support - For Spouses

FFSC provides conferences and programs to military spouses in leadership positions and spouses adjusting to new roles that accompany spouse promotions.

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Family Support - New Parent Support

The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program (NPSHVP) is designed to promote positive family interactions, nurture child development, and prevent child abuse. NPSHVP is voluntary and offered worldwide for families of active duty service members of any rank or age. Enrolling in NPSHVP is as easy as calling any Fleet and Family Support Center.

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Family Support - Spouses

FFSC provides conferences and programs to military spouses in leadership positions and spouses adjusting to new roles that accompany spouse promotions.

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FFSC @ Dam Neck Annex

Ph: 757-492-6342

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FFSC @ NAS Oceana

Ph: 757-433-2912

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Fleet & Family Support Programs

Military families represent a diverse population but often have similar questions and concerns about the military lifestyle. Despite the well-known challenges of separation and changes for military families, there can be positive experiences. Fleet & Family Support Centers (FFSC) has answers to your questions about parenting, benefits, life skills, military lifestyle challenges, employment, deployment, relocation, personal finance, schools, special needs and much more.

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Military Support - Command Support Programs

Whether your command needs support during a crisis, training for command leadership, or an FFSC Command Representative specifically assigned to serve the needs of your command.

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Military Support - Deployment Readiness

Deployments are an inevitable part of military life. Despite the challenges of separation and change, deployments can be managed. Information and skill building is key to managing the deployment. Working in concert with Command Leadership, the Family Readiness Group and Ombudsmen, the FFSC will help provide the necessary information and practical skills that allow active duty and family members to cope with deployment challenges.

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Military Support - Inter-Cultural Relations

FFSC provides training and support for foreign-born spouses to help ease the transition to a new culture.

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Military Support - Navy Gold Star Program

Navy Gold Star is the Navy’s official program for providing long-term support to surviving families of Sailors who pass while on Active Duty. If you are visiting this page because you are a surviving family member of a deceased service member, please accept our most heartfelt sympathy and gratitude for your loved one’s service and sacrifice in defending our nation.

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Military Support - Ombudsman Program

Most command leaders agree: an effective ombudsman can be a priceless asset. Ombudsmen play a key role in linking commands and families to ensure accurate, timely communication.

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Military Support - Relocation Assistance

FFSC offers one-on-one consultation from experienced FFSC staff including extensive information and referral services.

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Military Support - Retired Activities Office

FFSC offers one-on-one consultation from experienced FFSC staff including extensive information and referral services.

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Military Support - Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP Workshops Transition GPS is a five-day mandatory DOD workshop for retiring or separating military members making the transition to the civilian sector. The workshop provides instruction on skills identification, resume preparation, interview techniques, and veterans' entitlements. Uniform of the day is required. Spouses are welcome to attend as space permits.

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