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Fleet and Family Support Center
Gricignano di Abersa Italy 81030
The Military and Family Support Center is one part of a larger network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family readiness. The larger system called the Military Family Readiness System is a web of support for you and your family. The Military and Family Support Center should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services they offer are a key resource for you and your family.
Military and Family Support Centers provide information, education and support programs to help balance the demands of military life. Offerings include:
Military and Family Support Centers may provide other programs such as the following:
Exceptional Family Member Program
Family Advocacy Program
New Parent Support Program
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Services may vary by location and installation. Use the Search tool to find contact information for your installation Military and Family Support Center. Just enter your installation name, Zip code or state.
FFSC provides a wide range of information, education and counseling services, and is located in the Village Forum with the Navy Lodge.
In addition to the programs above, the FFSC has an extensive support system, which includes the following programs:
The FFSC offers confidential clinical counseling services to active-duty service members, activated reservists, Department of Defense civilians and family members of eligible beneficiaries. Individuals, couples, families and children are seen for a variety of issues, including couples communication, conflict resolution, parent-child conflict, grief counseling and trauma recovery. Services are short-term, solution-focused treatment, usually not to exceed eight to 12 sessions. Referrals to other resources are provided, as needed. All clinicians at FFSC are licensed independent practitioners with many years of experience in providing clinical care.
The information you share with a FFSC clinical counselor is kept in confidence and never shared with the command or anyone else without your permission. Exceptions to this policy include threats to harm yourself or others and mandated reporting of child abuse. Domestic violence can be reported unrestricted and in some situations, restricted.
Family Advocacy Program:
The Family Advocacy Program is a Department of Defense multi-disciplinary program that addresses the prevention, education, intervention, assessment and treatment of spouse abuse, child abuse (physical, emotional and sexual) and child neglect. 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.
Under DOD and Navy policy, the FFSC can provide confidential support and information regarding domestic abuse without reporting to law enforcement or the service member’s command. Restricted reporting means any verbal, written or electronic communication disclosed to a domestic abuse FFSC clinician, military medical health care provider or chaplain is protected information and may not be disclosed to anyone else unless the victim authorizes the release of the information, or an exception applies.
Eligibility: Any adult who is eligible to receive military medical treatment may make a restricted report of domestic abuse by their spouse, former spouse, intimate partner or former intimate partner.
Exceptions: Restricted reporting may not be available in the following situations: when there is an imminent threat to the health or safety of the victim or another person or when child abuse is suspected; when required for fitness for duty in disability retirement boards; for supervision of direct victim treatment services; when a military, federal or state judge issues a subpoena; or when required by federal or state law or an applicable international agreement.
If you would like to make a FAP report, speak to a FFSC clinician, make an appointment or if you have have any additional questions, please contact us at 011-39-081-811-6372 orDSN 314-629-6372. Services are available at the FFSC, Naval Support Activity, Monday-Friday,7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Have you been assigned to Naples? Are you concerned about having to face the diversities of the new environment -- differences in language, customs and values? This and more will be covered in Intercultural Relations for Newcomers, a two-day course offered by the FFSC.
ICR also conducts ongoing classes on culture-specific information along with hands-on experience and cross-cultural training. ICR classes include topics such as history, geography, day-to-day living, cross-cultural training involving self-awareness, stereotypes, perception, values, behaviors and beliefs, and culture shock.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program:
The Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program provides a comprehensive, standardized, victim-sensitive system to prevent and respond to sexual assaults Navy-wide. This is accomplished through sexual assault awareness and prevention education, victim advocacy and data collection.
The goal of the SAPR program is to eliminate sexual assault incidents that impact Navy personnel, their family members and military civilian employees. The SAPR program provides victims of sexual assault with professionally trained volunteer advocates 24 hours a day. The intervention portion of the program is designed to support victims and their families as they face the many issues following a sexual assault. Sexual assault victim advocates must:
When you don’t know what to do or who to call, make your first call to the sexual assault victim advocate. Contacting the victim advocate allows you to receive medical care and counseling without triggering a report to your command or law enforcement. The victim advocate is a resource to give you information and support and assist you in making an informed decision about your options. To speak confidentially with a victim advocate at any time of day. Call +39-335-6406621.
The SAPR program provides training and education on sexual assault awareness and command responsibilities for prevention and intervention when a sexual assault occurs. The installation Sexual Assault Response coordinator provides training for victim advocates and other key command representatives.
If you have any additional questions, or want to schedule training, contact the SARC atDSN 314-629-6372.
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