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United States Navy
Fleet and Family Support Center
NAS 1, Bldg. 319
Hoffpauir Administrative Center
As a gateway to the resources you need, the Military and Family Support Center provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center is one part of the overall Family Readiness System, which is the network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family life readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and mobility and economic readiness. It should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services are a key resource for you and your family. They include:
Military and Family Support Centers are part of the network of agencies, programs, services and partnerships which supports the overall well-being of military families. Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation to connect with key programs, services and support systems.
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:
These services may vary by location and installation. Find your specific center on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS.
In addition to the programs above, the Fleet and Family Support Center Sigonella has an extensive support system, which includes the following programs:
Licensed clinical social workers and a child psychologist provide individual, marital and family counseling to adults and children. Many of the programs offered are designed to respond to the problems that military members and their families experience in an overseas location.
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program is a Department of Defense line-managed, multidisciplinary program that addresses the prevention, education, intervention, assessment and treatment of spouse abuse; child physical and emotional abuse; child neglect and child sexual abuse. The FFSC offers awareness and prevention programs to commands, child-care providers, individuals, couples, families and community groups on issues of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and child sexual abuse.
Have you been assigned to Sicily? Are you concerned about having to face the diversities of the new environment or differences in language, customs and values? This and more will be covered by Intercultural Relations for Newcomers, a three-day course offered by the FFSC. ICR also conducts weekly classes on culture-specific information along with hands-on experience and cross-cultural training. ICR classes include topics such as history, geography and day-to-day living and two Area Orientation Field Trips.. Cross-cultural training involves self-awareness, stereotypes, perception, values, behaviors, and beliefs and culture shock:
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
The goal of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program is to eliminate sexual-assault incidents that impact Department of the Navy personnel, their family members and military civilian employees. The SAPR advocate provides victims of sexual assault with professionally trained volunteer advocates 24 hours a day. The advocates provide information and emotional support, and help guide victims through the various medical, legal and investigative processes with a goal of minimizing the re-victimization of sexual-assault victims:
If you have any additional questions, contact the FFSC at DSN 314-624-4291.