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                Community Happenings for USAG Livorno ACS

                                                       The Voice
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Yellow Ribbon
 BLDG. 428
  HOTLINE                                                   Camp Darby   February 1, 2011

                                                                                            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
                                                                  •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
Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)                        Spouse Deployment Sup-
                                                                                                        er ci           Per    Fa              Ciao
Army Family Action Plan is one of the Army’s
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                                                                                                   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
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-
                                                      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.
satisfaction; and stand up programs that encour-
age confident, self –sufficient soldiers and family
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

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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
  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

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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