Family Advocacy

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The Aviano Family Advocacy Program's purpose is to prevent and treat family violence with the goal of providing services and programs which support mission readiness.

Please call 0434-30-5667 to report suspected child or partner abuse or neglect, for information about the New Parent Support Program, or Family Advocacy programs and services.

Family Advocacy Program
Area 1, Bldg 108
Comm: 0434-30-5667; DSN: 632-5667

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.


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