Air Force Suicide Prevention Program

"As part of our key priority to Develop and Care for Airmen and Their Families, we are dedicated to the well-being of our Airmen and their overall physical and psychological health. The tragedy of suicide has the potential to strike across our Air Force and is not limited to Airmen who have deployed or will deploy, nor is it bound by rank, gender, ethnicity, or geography." -- Gen. William M. Fraser III about Air Force suicide programs July 29, 2009 before the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel

 

 

Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy Program
Area 1, Bldg 108
Comm: 0434-30-5667; DSN: 632-5667
24/7 Crisis Support: +39 335-801-4927

The Aviano Family Advocacy Program's purpose is to promote prevention and provide treatment of domestic abuse and child maltreatment in order to strengthen family functioning.

 

Family Advocacy Strength Based Therapy (FAST)

FAST is a program dedicated to providing intervention and education to help prevent partner maltreatment. Through this program individuals or couples are able to participate in counseling in order to enhance relationship skills.

 

New Parent Support Program (NPSP)

NPSP is a program focused on providing support to expecting families and families with children under the age of three. A nurse provides in home services and can help with child proofing your home, newborn care education, lactation concerns, potty training and so much more!

 

Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA)

A DAVA is available 24/7 for crisis support and safety planning. DAVA’s can also help explain available resources and reporting options.

Domestic Abuse includes:

  • Emotional Abuse- includes but is not limited to humiliating, threatening, belittling, stalking, interrogating, restriction of access to resources (economic, medical).
  • Sexual Abuse- includes but is not limited to unwanted touching, engaging in sex/sex acts without consent.
  • Physical Abuse- includes but is not limited to non-accidental shoving, hitting, throwing, punching, strangling.
  • Neglect- includes but is not limited to failing to provide food, shelter, medical care, financial support, education.

 

When someone under the age of 18 is a victim of one or more of the types of abuse listed above that would then be considered child abuse.

 

REPORTING: Call to report suspected child/partner abuse or neglect. You will be asked to provide alleged victim and offender names, contact numbers, and details of the allegation. The referent’s name is never disclosed.

Classes/Groups

  • Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)
  • Stress & Anger Management
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Wee Ones Play Group (0-18 months)
  • Dad’s Boot Camp / Dad’s Boot Camp 2.0
  • Empowered Pregnancy
  • Baby Basics

 

definitions of Abuse and Neglect

Physical: Non accidental injury to adult or child. Includes choking, kicking, grabbing, pulling, pushing, shoving, slapping, restraining, spanking, throwing.

Intimidation: Physical display without contact. Includes blocking, flexing muscles, getting in one's face, breaking objects, throwing, slamming things.

Emotional: Acts of blaming, belittling, threatening, ignoring, ridiculing, demeaning, name-calling, threatening harm or harming pets, parent, siblings, child/ren or belongings.

Neglect: Failure to provide food, shelter, clothing, medical care, education, supervision of children, financial support and/or nurturing to the child.

Sexual: Includes forcing or enticing sex, exploitation, using a child for sexual purposes such as fondling, molestation, rape, sodomy, incest, or as subjects in pornographic photos or films. Does not always involve physical contact.

Eligibility: Family Advocacy - Married, non-married and same-sex partners who are DEERS registered are eligible for FAP programs and services.

Restricted Report: Adult victim of abuse, when reporting an incident, requests the report not be disclosed. The victim can receive medical treatment without command or law enforcement notification. Must request RESTRICTED.

Unrestricted Report: Made by anyone who suspects abuse or neglect. The victim/s and offender have full access to protective services of their command, law enforcement, family advocacy, etc.

Child Supervision Guidelines

Child Supervision Guidelines based on Italian law:

  • 0-5- must have immediate supervision when outside
  • 5-13- can play outside with immediate access to caregiver 14 or older.
  • 0-10- are not to be alone in a car
  • 11 and older- can be in the car with the keys removed
  • Under 14- cannot be left alone
  • 14 to 16- can be alone, babysit, and outside WITH access to an adult
  • 16 and older- can be alone overnight and babysit siblings or other children overnight.
Call: When you see or hear something that concerns you. If in doubt about calling talk to Family Advocacy or your supervisor.

REPORTING: All are "suspected" cases of abuse. You will be asked to provide victim and alleged offender name, contact numbers, and details of the allegation. The referent's name is never disclosed.

Classes

The Aviano Family Advocacy Program offers various free classes and services to help strengthen family and personal relationships, including:
  • Love and Logic Parenting class 0-6 & 7-18
  • Strong Bonds Relationship Enhancement classes
  • Anger/Stress Management
  • Strength-based family and couples therapy
  • Pregnancy and New Parent Support
  • Dad's Boot Camp
  • Wee Ones Play Group
  • Treatment for cases of abuse and neglect