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Army Community Happenings for USAG Livorno ACS Community Service The Voice BLDG. 504 Mon-Wed 8:00-5:00 Thurs 11:00-5:00 Fri 8:00-5:00 Closed on Weekends USAG 633-7084 050-54-7084 LIVORNO ACS Yellow Ribbon Room BLDG. 428 633-7946 050-54-7946 AER/AFAS 24hrs. 335-741-5973 MFLC 329-876-2168 CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE Camp Darby February 1, 2011 335-741-5973 SARC 335-771-4989 Melissa Keathley Calendar of Events February 2011 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Relocation Readiness Jenny Sposato 1 2 3 4 Benvenuti Newcomer Orientation 8:00 am - Play Group 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Planning your Couples Communi- Classes Seminars Putting the Retirement 12:00 cation 4:30 pm - 5:30 Pieces Together 12:00 pm pm - 1:00 pm pm Saving & Investing Italian Culture Class 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm • Benvenuti: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Marriage & Welcome to Parenting 5:00 pm Beginner Italian Class - 6:00 pm Italy 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 7 8 9 10 11 • Smooth Moves Sponsorship Training 9:00 am - 10:00 am Smooth Move 9:00 am - TSP 101 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm • Sponsorship Finance Club 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Italian Culture Class Training 5:30-6:30 pm Deployed spouse sup- port group 5:00-6:00 pm Card Making Class 11:30 am - 3:30 pm • Multicultural Beginner’s Italian lan- Spouses guage 5:30-6:30pm • Relocation 14 15 16 17 Play Group 11:00 am 18 Counseling Getting out of Debt 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -1:00 pm Cyber Sex & Dating 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Multicultural Spouses • Lending Closet Meeting 11:30 am - 1:00 Happy Beginner’s Italian lan- pm Valentine’s guage 5:30-6:30pm Day Italian Culture Class 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm When your journey brings you to Camp Darby, Italy, one of the first stops you should make needs to be ACS. 21 22 23 24 25 There you will meet Ms. Jenny Sposato, the Relocation Readiness pro- Military Saves Week Military Saves Week Military Saves Week Military Saves Week Military Saves Week gram manager. She will be able to help you with all your relocation February 20-27, 2011 February 20-27, 2011 February 20-27, 2011 February 20-27, 2011 February 20-27, 2011 needs. Deployed spouse sup- (EFMP) Roundtable port group 5:00-6:00 pm 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Jenny can help you take care of one the most basic and common needs Italian Culture Class Beginner’s Italian lan- guage 5:30-6:30pm 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm upon arriving at Camp Darby. Our lending closet is fully stocked with all the basic household items that you will need to set up house while you wait for housegoods to arrive. 28 We offer items like: dishes, pots and pans, silverware, When NO means NO! 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm carseats, highchairs, linens and much more. These items are loaned out for a 30 day term, however extensions are allowed on individual circumstances! Family Advocacy Elaine Miles, LMSW Family Advocacy Elaine Miles, LMSW Playgroup is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, from 1100-1300, in Thursday, February 17th, from 1700-1830, in building 428. building 428. Cyber Sex & Dating Playgroup for parents, and children ages 0-3. DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILD IS DOING, WHEN ON-LINE? Parents need to know the real dangers to which teens are being exposed to, when Playgroup is an interactive group designed to assist parents in learning developmen- they go on-line. It’s time to get educated about this subject. tally appropriate play techniques, and to help children improve their social, cognitive, and motor skills. Monday, February 28th, from 1200-1330, in building 428. Thursday, February 3rd, from 1700-1800, in Building 428. When NO means NO! Marriage and Parenting Workshop When forced sex occurs between two people who already know each other, it is known as date rape or acquaintance rape. The best defense against date rape is to ACS’s Family Advocacy Program will sponsor Mark Perlman’s six week Journal, try to prevent it whenever possible. Learn what both girls and guys can do, to mini- “Strengthening the Couple Relationship through an Exploration of Parenting Attitudes mize their chances of being raped. and Skills”, workshop. When NO MEANS NO!! This 6 week (bi-monthly) workshop is designed to enhance couples marriage, and Wednesday, February 23rd, from 1130-1230, in building 428. parenting skills, through their exploration of where their feelings on marriage, and parenting originated. (EFMP) Roundtable ACS Family Advocacy Program will host an Exceptional Family Member (EFM), Friday, February 4th, from 1630-1730, in building 428. Roundtable, Lunch and Learn. Lunch will be provided. RSVP: By 1600 on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Couples communication This monthly, Support Group is designed to enhance Sponsors and EFMs knowledge Prevent the destructive patterns that prevent you from building a healthy, loving, and of resources available at Camp Darby, while providing an educational opportunity to enjoyable relationship. Move from the “Blame Game” to true problem solving within learn about other community resources, and entitlements. Subject matter experts your relationship. You will also explore some effective “non-verbal” communication and other guest speakers will be invited, on a rotating basis. skills and learn how to talk togerther as friends. Building Blocks of Life Building Blocks of Life Victim Advocate/SARC Elaine D.Miles Italian Language and Culture 335-771-4989 335-771-4989 Six Month Pilot Program within U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) •Six month Pilot program approved by USAREUR, CG, has been extended for an- other year. •UVAs WILL NOT respond to civilian victims but can provide a “Warm Hand-off” to the responsible SARC or VAC. •Civilian RR can only be offered to adults. Sexual assault of children, age 18 and under, not emancipated (ie, Active Duty or married) must always be reported to Law Enforcement. •Intimate partner Sexual Assault is still classified as Domestic Violence and is cov- ered under that policy. •Civilians/Family Members from the Air Force, Navy or Marines, can only receive the restricted reporting option from Army SARCs/MTFs. •This program extends the same rights and protections to civilians as to Servicec members and increases overall ownership of the program strengthens SAPR and the community as a whole. You Can Prevent Sexual Assault Watch for these signs of sexual assault In this course for beginners, you will be introduced to the Italian language and culture and •Suggestive remarks •Targeting someone who is •Pressuring someone to drink vulnerable to a number of idiomatic phrases that will be useful •Inappropriate touching or •Attempts to isolate while living in Italy. The course is intended for intimacy persons with no previous knowledge of Italian. You will learn how to speak, write, listen and read in Italian at the elementary level. Class will be taught in the Yellow Ribbon Room every Wednesday from 1730-1830 Call ACS to sign up: 633-7084 Grazie Domani vore Mobilization/Deployment Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Spouse Deployment Sup- er ci Per Fa Ciao Army Family Action Plan is one of the Army’s port Group iv ed A principal programs to ensure that standards of liv- ing in the Army keep pace with changing times. These are personalized group ses- sions conducted by the Community Military Family Life Consultant. A rr Scusate iu to By giving soldiers, families, retirees and civil- ians employees the opportunity to influence their The sessions are designed to give the spouse of the deployed sol- Spiacente dier a sense of understanding the own standards of living, AFAP helps the Army Feeling a little lost in issues relating to military deploy- become a better place to live and work. It helps ment; and discuss methods to cope the Army attract, employ and retain a well quali- with the absence of the deployed ?? fied, high caliber force; foster soldier and family spouse. translation? satisfaction; and stand up programs that encour- age confident, self –sufficient soldiers and family members. AFAP is an Army-wide program to improve Army Army Family Team Join the Beginner’s quality of life. Through AFAP, all members of the Building Italian Class being ? Army, including Active, Reserve, and National These are classes are for Guard Soldiers, family members, retirees, surviv- ing spouses, DA Civilians, and military techni- family members that are new to the military. Each session offered by ACS. is geared to educate the par- cians have a forum to voice concerns to Army ticipant on the basics needed leadership and make recommendations for change to start the journey of being ? part of the Army Family. Mrs. Carla Powell The sessions include Expec- tations and the impact of the mission on family, Mili- will teach you the tary Acronyms and terms, The Chain of Command, basics you need to Introduction to Military Customs and Courtesies, Basic Military Benefits and survive in and enjoy Entitlements, Introduction to Family Readiness Groups, beautiful Italy! Supporting your Child’s Edu- cation, Introduction to Fam- ily Financial Readiness and Class will be taught in the Library on Basic Problem Solving. every Tuesday from1730-1830 Call ACS to sign up: 633-7084 Employment / Volunteer Scheyda Stasik Employment / Volunteer Scheyda Stasik rrow o rrow Preparing today, for tom o Preparing today, for tom Employment Volunteerism necessary to secure employment. The Army Volunteer Corps Coordi- Employment Readiness Services include job counseling, job Volunteer!! nator (AVCC) coordinates and fa- Program search training, employment and cilitates installation volunteer activi- The Army Vo lunteer Corps educational information, internet ties while serving as an advocate for The Army knows that em- job search and assistance in resume exists to ser ve the needs of volunteers. The AVCC serves as a ployment is one of the most writing and goal setting. the entir e Army commu- link between individual volunteers significant issues for military nity. Volunteers contr ibute a vices that and the agencies utilizing volunteer families. The goal of the ACS The purpose of the program is to broad range of ser services, and as a liaison between Employment Readiness Pro- enhance and expand the ca- minimize the employment problems the command and the volunteer gram (ERP) is to assist fami- associated with relocation. pabilities of Army programs agencies. lies with the challenges as- and services that augment the sociated with the job search, efforts of paid staff. particularly as they are im- pacted by the Army’s mobile Volunteers are the backbone - lifestyle. of the community, shar- For more information about volun ing their skills, information teering at Camp Darby, contact the Camp Darby’s ERP provides . and experience to improve AVCC or visit www.myarmylifetoo a full range of information programs and services. As com. and referral services and volunteers wo rk throughout assistance in all the areas of the community, they become employment. The services more active community mem- are designed to give all active bers, enhance their skills, duty, retired military person- reinforce their positive work nel, DoD employees, their habits, and achieve personal Family members (adults and fulfillment. teenagers) and eligible per- sonnel the competitive edge Financial Readiness Bethy Vallejo Military Saves Week 2011 is 20-27 February. Military Saves encourages the military community to build long-term wealth through saving and debt reduction so all the finance classes for February will carry that theme. February 1st - Saving and Investing: Saving and investing are two of the main tenets of personal finance. Lear what the basic differences are and how to use the money you earn today to pay for your future. February 3rd - Planning for Your Retirement: Planning your financial future is planning for retirement - and having money to enjoy it. Explore what options are available to save for retirement. February 8th - Finance Club February 10th - TSP 101: Everything you need to know about getting started and investing in the Thrift Savings Plan $ February 15th - Getting out of Debt: Getting out of credit card debt and managing debt takes persistence and $ dedication but once you rein in your debt, you’ll be glad you did, and you’ll be much $ better off financially and emotionally. This is a step-by-step how to guide on reducing your debt.
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