Community Happenings for USAG Livorno ACS
HOTLINE Camp Darby February 1, 2011
Calendar of Events February 2011
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Relocation Readiness Jenny Sposato
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Orientation 8:00 am -
Play Group 11:00 am -
Planning your Couples Communi- Classes Seminars Putting the
Retirement 12:00 cation 4:30 pm - 5:30
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
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
Deployed spouse sup-
port group 5:00-6:00 pm Card Making Class 11:30
am - 3:30 pm
Beginner’s Italian lan- Spouses
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.
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.
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
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-
•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
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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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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Preparing today, for tom
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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
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.