The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Incident Severity Scales (ISS) is a research-based tool that meets the goal of providing an objective, consistent and standardized means for FAP clinicians to determine the severity of met criteria incidents of child abuse/neglect and domestic abuse, including Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), across the Military Services.

This ISS Support Site is hosted by the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State (Clearinghouse) and is intended to support clinicians with implementation of the ISS tool by providing ISS FAQs and Videos that describe ISS tool elements in more detail. These resources are intended to refresh the clinician’s knowledge of the Scales and are always available in order for the clinician to access a specific area within the Scales for clarification.

Our specialists at the Clearinghouse are here to support clinicians as they have questions about the implementation of the ISS Tool and we are available via email or the helpline at 1-877-382-9185 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST/EDT.