Mental Health, Family Advocacy, & Health Promotions

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Mental Health

The Mental Health Clinic provides psychological care, education, outreach, and prevention service for active duty members, dependents and anyone eligible for care at the 31st Medial Group. Therapeutic services include individual therapy, couples counseling, group therapy and psychological testing. No referral is needed to be seen. Individuals may schedule appointments over the phone or by walking-in.

Emergency Services

Emergency mental health evaluations are available to all walk-in patients during normal duty hours. After hours, emergency mental health services are available at the local hospital (Pordenone [Ospedale] Emergency Room).

Behavioral Health Optimization Program

The Behavioral Health Optimization Program (BHOP) offers solution-focused assistance for a wide variety of problems with a behavioral, emotional or psychological component. The BHOP provider works hand-in-hand with primary care managers to optimize behavioral health care in the Primary Care Clinics. Individuals may call the appointment line directly (ask for BHOP) or get a referral from their primary care manager.
Location: Family Medicine Clinic, Area 1

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)

ADAPT offers assessment and treatment of potential substance-related disorders and can be utilized by all active duty members and dependents on a space-available basis. Individuals interested in services can contact the clinic Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Walk-in appointments are available as well.

In addition to assessment and treatment, the ADAPT clinic attempts to reduce the risk of substance-use behaviors through prevention and outreach services. This is accomplished through educational briefings and hands-on activities. If interested in including ADAPT in an event, contact the clinic for more information.
Location: Bldg. 108, Area 1


Family Advocacy

The Aviano Family Advocacy Program's (FAP) purpose is to prevent and treat family violence with the goal of providing services and programs which support mission readiness. A variety of classes and one-on-one services are available to all active duty members and their beneficiaries.

Family Advocacy Strength-Based Therapy

Couples therapy is available on a voluntary basis. Strength-Based Therapy focuses on communication, problem solving, co-parenting, and active listening. Couples meet with a licensed clinical social worker to address marital or parenting problems. Strength-Based Therapy focuses on the strengths that each individual brings to the relationship to enhance the strength of the couple as a whole.

Parenting with Love and Logic

Classes for parents of school age children (5-9) Parents will learn to establish healthy control, without resorting to power struggles and anger, and guide children through problem solving and the resulting positive or negative consequences. Class is offered quarterly: one session per week for 3 weeks. Please call the Family Advocacy Program for specific dates and times.

Active Parenting with Teens

This group is for parents of teens and pre-teens. The focus of the group is how to create a lasting relationship with teens, while also providing healthy/realistic boundaries. This class is a 3-part series offered quarterly. Please call the Family Advocacy Program for specific dates and times.

PREP

The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) workshop is offered to help couples communicate more effectively, recognize and accept personality differences, and use those differences to problem solve creatively. Class is offered quarterly; one session per week for 4 weeks. Please call the Family Advocacy Program for specific dates and times.

Stress and Anger Management

Participants will learn to: recognize and cope with anger, frustration, and stress; understand the emotional and physical components; and how to positively direct the resulting energy (adrenaline). Participants will experience an improved sense of well-being and self-control at home and in the workplace. Class is offered multiple times per year and as needed on a one-on-one basis. Please call the Family Advocacy Program for specific dates and times.

New Parent Support Program (NPSP)

The New Parent Support Program offers in-home nurse visits or office visits to families expecting a child by birth or adoption, or with children up to three years of age. The New Parent Support Program nurses will assist you in addressing many family-related topics including pregnancy health, prenatal education, breastfeeding support (limited), father's role, car seat selection, normal child development, infant feeding, infant communication, infant massage, child discipline, sibling rivalry, potty training, single parenting, stress management, relationship enhancement, military lifestyle stressors, and more. NPSP also offers classes and activities geared toward expectant parents and parents of young children.

Wee Ones Playgroup

This playgroup is for children ages 0-18 months and their parents. Observe, play, and interact with other parents and children in a baby-friendly, safe environment with developmentally appropriate toys and equipment. The Wee Ones Playgroup meets Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Dad's Boot Camp

New or expectant fathers will learn a curriculum of infant care, calming and soothing the infant, and how to respond to concerns and possible changes in the baby's mother. Class is facilitated by experienced fathers, and held once a quarter. Please call FAP for dates and times of class and to sign-up.

Baby Basics

In a group setting, expectant couples will enjoy learning the basics of infant care: changing diapers, bathing, soothing, swaddling, and ways to cope with irregular sleep patterns. Parents will learn the devastating effects of 'Shaken Baby Syndrome', and how to prevent loss of control when frustration escalates. The class is held quarterly from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Health Promotions

The Aviano Health Promotion Flight offers programs that help individuals and squadrons better understand lifestyle decisions which can lead to healthier lifestyles. Individuals can self-refer or be referred by a provider.
Tobacco Cessation Class

Classes are available at Health Promotion. Also, per AFI, members are not required to attend a tobacco cessation class as a precondition for receiving tobacco cessation medications. Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) beneficiaries can contact the PharmD's at 632-5214 for access to medication and counseling.

Running Clinic

Our running clinic is open to all individuals. This class is designed to assist attendees with: personalized running program, injury prevention techniques, video analysis of running form and running shoe types.

Dietary Approaches for High Blood Pressure

The program can assist in designing an eating & exercise program for those with high blood pressure hypertension.

Healthy Eating/Nutrition 101

This course will discuss healthy eating behaviors, common dietary myths and misconceptions about weight loss/management, and offer guidelines on how to properly balance your dietary intake levels.

Be Well Nutrition

The Be Well Nutrition class focuses on helping members who failed the Abdominal Circumference (AC) portion of the AF Fitness Test. The class will discuss healthy eating behaviors, common dietary myths about weight loss, and how to balance your dietary intake.

Dietary Approaches for Cholesterol Reduction

This course is designed to help better understand dietary approaches to reducing cholesterol levels. Exercise recommendations for attendees will also be outlined.

Dietary Approaches for Diabetes

This course is designed to help participants understand how to effectively modify their diets to optimally control blood sugar levels through the incorporation of evidence-based dietary programs. Exercise recommendations for attendees will also be outlined during this class.


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