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USAACE Weekly Family Update 7 October 2011 US AAC E F R S A, B ld g. 8 9 5 0 , 7 t h Av e n u e, Fo rt R uc k er, Al 3 6 3 6 2 ( 3 3 4 ) 2 5 5 -0 9 6 0 o r r uc k. fr g ap @co n u s.ar m y. mi l Visit us at www.facebook.com/fortruckerfamilyINSIDE THIS ISSUE1 ACS FRP October Activities2 Did You Know?Prevention of Domestic Violence3 2011 Chili 5K4 Nature of My Problem "’Relationship beforeopportunity’ is about giving before receiving, planting before harvesting and serving before asking" ~ Jeremie Kubicek Fort Rucker Trick or Treat 31 October 2011 www.housing.army.mil 1800 - 2000
Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly Update Did you Know? Upcoming What is the Department of Defense’s definition of Domestic Abuse? Training/Workshops Domestic Violence: An offense under the United States Code, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or State law involving the use, attempted use, or threatened use of force or violence against a person of the opposite sex, which is: 15 October – Home Buying & (1) A current or former spouse. Selling Workshop from 0900 – (2) A person with whom the abuser shares a child in common. 1130 at The Commons. To (3) A current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a register, call (334) 255-9631. common domicile. Sharing a common domicile is defined as signing a lease together or living in the same residence for at least 30 days (Army housing standard). 17, 18 * 20 October – AFTB Level * Source: DOD Instruction 6400.06, Domestic Abuse Involving DOD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel, II from 0830 – 1430 in Bldg. 21 Aug 07 5700, Rm 371F How can YOU help prevent domestic abuse? 1. Promote domestic violence awareness. Become aware of the statistics and effects 18 October – EFMP Information domestic violence has on lives and communities. & Support Group from 1130 – 2. Speak out against domestic violence. 1230 at The Commons. Topic 3. Call Military Police or civilian law enforcement if you see or hear evidence of “No Child Lefet Behind Act.” To domestic violence. register, call (334) 255-9277. 4. Support a friend/family member who may be in an abusive relationship. Encourage him/her to report the abuse to a Victim Advocate (VA). 18 & 25 October – Anger 5. Raise your children to respect others. Teach your children to respect others and Management Workshop from to treat others as they would like to be treated. Lead by example. 0900 – 1130. To register call 6. Participate in prevention and awareness events for the Army’s Domestic (334) 255-3898. Violence Prevention Month (October). 19 October – Assistive What are signs of Abuse? Technology Expo from 1000 – Does your partner …. 1400 at Bldg. 5700. Act or look at you in ways that scare you? Intimidate you with his/her temper? 24 & 31 October – Act like the abuse is no big deal, blame you for the abuse, or even deny doing it? Divorce/Separation Co- Control what you do, who you see or talk to, where you go, or isolate you? Parenting Workshop from 0900 Hit, kick, punch, slap, push or shove you? – 1200. To register, call (334) Put you down or threaten you? 255-3898. Take your money or refuse to give you money? Keep you away from your family and friends? Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets? 27 October – Employment Force you to have sex? Readiness Job Search Class from Threaten to commit suicide? 0855 – 1030. To register call Threaten to kill you or your children? (334) 255-3949. What are some basic safety measures I can take if I’m in an abusive relationship? Have important numbers (police, hotlines, shelters, friends) accessible to you and your children If you have children, teach them to dial 911 Talk to friends or neighbors you trust about the abuse. Ask them to call the police if they hear angry or violent noises. Make up a code word that you can use with them when you need help Practice ways to get out of your home safely. Even if you don’t plan to leave, think of where you could go, if necessary. Fort Rucker’s Domestic Violence Hotline: (334) 379-7947 or to reach a Victim Advocate, call (334) 255-9636. Youth Adjusting to Change (YAC) Bus Tour Are you New to Fort Rucker? Are you age 13-18? Sign up for the bus tour and let us show you around!!! 22 October 1-5pm at the Youth Center (Bldg. 2806) Call (334) 255-3735 for more information and to register
USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3Assistive Technology Expo – 19 October 2011What is Assistive Technology? “Assistive technology enables people to communicate,receive instruction, learn, play, move about, achieve and be independent”(Blackstone, 1990). It’s technology used by individuals with disabilitiesto perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.Assistive technology can include pencil grips, mobility devices(walkers/wheelchairs), hardware, and software. Basically any device(homemade, purchased or modified) that is used to help an individualperform daily tasks of living.Fort Rucker is hosting an Assistive Technology Expo on 19 October from 1000 – 1400at the Soldier Service Center (Bldg. 5700). Representatives from the WiregrassRehabilitation Center and Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind will be present.For more information call ACS Exceptional Family Member Program at (334) 255-9277. www.rezilientlife.com
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