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Nurturing Children During Times of Stress

A Guide to Help Children Bloom: Parenting Guide

We all feel stressed sometimes. Some stress is a normal, healthy part of life. It can help us stay safe, try harder, or make us grow stronger. However, intense stress that doesn’t go away can be too much to handle without help.
As a parent or caregiver, there are ways you can help your child handle intense stress. Much like a seed that overcomes a difficult environment to grow and flower, you and your child can bloom even in challenging times. This guide has nurturing tips and resources that can protect you and your child from the effects of intense stress. These ideas will also help you connect with your child.

Additude Magazine

Additude Magazine Multi-resource site for ADHD and learning disorders

ADHD Information Resources

Alpha Home

This nonprofit treatment center offers specialized counseling for children of mothers who are addicts and alcoholics. Provides substance abuse treatment and counseling services. Medicaid/Sliding fee scale available. Services provided at more than one location.

http://www.alphahome.org/

419 E. Magnolia St. San Antonio, TX 78212

(210) 735-3822

alpha@alphahome.org

Angels Away Support Group

Offers a perinatal loss support group for parents, their families and friends who have lost babies due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, fetal demise, stillbirth, or neonatal death.  This group does not include post-abortion counseling.

Angels Away Support Group

Balanced Counseling of San Antonio

https://balancedcounselingsa.com/

We are confident that together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome these challenges. Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, or confidence, it is important that you know you don’t have to be alone in this journey. Our team of therapists have the experience to help you achieve your goals, overcome these struggles, and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We understand no two individuals are the same.  Each therapist will tailor your goals and therapy session to meet your own individual needs. We will work together to understand the root cause of your struggles and address those issues with long-lasting strategies, helping you get closer to the life you’ve always wanted. If you’re ready to work towards the life you’ve always wanted. We are ready when you are.

7272 Wurzbach Rd, Suite 203, San Antonio, TX 78229

(210) 686-0889/ (210) 863-2124

Email: info@balancedcounselingsa.com

BCFS (Baptist Child & Family Services)

Click Services

Provides free counseling services to eligible youth ages 0 to 17 and their families. Services provided at several locations across San Antonio. Crisis intervention and counseling services are available 24/7 by calling main number, 210-283-5183.

From ChildSafe, Family Endeavors, Grace House, Family Violence Prevention Services & Women’s Shelter, Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Urban  Ministries Emergency Shelter, to college prep, foster care, employment connections, or assisted living services, learn more about what BCFS does Here

Find your local resources at the BCFS’ South Texas Centre in San Antonio Here

BCFS Headquarters
1506 Bexar Crossing
San Antonio, TX 78232
210.832.5000
1.800.830.2246
info@bcfs.net

Behavioral Health Locator (SAMHSA)

Please click https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ to access the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Bexar County Substance Abuse Resources Directory

http://bexarlist.org/ The Bexar County Substance Abuse Resources Directory has been provided as a free public service to the Bexar County area since 1990. This latest update and online version was made possible through support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. There are no fees for the use of this online directory. There are no fees to providers for inclusion in this directory.

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street

This is a resource app for you to share with your child to help teach skills such as problem solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence.
iphone or Android

CBT Workbooks

Visit https://www.livingcbt.com/freeselfhelp.html to access free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) self-help materials, as well as Here for a free Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook.

CHADD: National (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

CHADD: National –  The nation’s largest advocacy, info & resource agency on ADHD

Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas

The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (CBCST) is so much more than a place where grieving children come to heal. We change lives.   As the sole provider in South Texas of grief support programs for children through young adulthood, we wholeheartedly devote ourselves to addressing the grief and loss needs of children from every culture and social circumstance to help them heal and move forward. We believe that each person’s journey through grief is unique and therefore deserving of a distinctive approach to healing. Our goal is to help children and their caregivers understand the depth of their grief, stabilize and preserve family relationships, and develop healthy coping skills after the death of a loved one.

 

https://cbcst.org/

205 W. Olmos Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: 210-736-4847 (HUGS). Fax: 210-832-8919

Clarity Child Guidance Center

Clarity Child Guidance Center exists to transform the lives of children and families. We are the only nonprofit mental health treatment center specializing in children ages 3-17 in San Antonio and South Texas. Our inpatient and outpatient programs include a range of services including crisis stabilization, psychiatric evaluations, and ongoing therapy.

 

8535 Tom Slick Rd. San Antonio, TX 78229

https://www.claritycgc.org

(210) 616-0300

College Success & ADHD

College Success & ADHD Edge Foundation’s guidelines

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Just text “HOME” to 741-741
Info also at crisistextline.org

DBT Worksheets

Please click Here for therapy worksheets related to DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).

DrugRehab.com – Substance Abuse Guide for Parents

https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/parents/

As a parent, you are one of the biggest influences on your child’s decision to try alcohol or other drugs. There are several effective ways to discourage your kid from trying addictive substances, and you can be the biggest source of support if your child needs help recovering from addiction.

Eating Recovery Center

Eating disorders are complex illnesses that require specialized care – and we are proud to be the nation’s only treatment facility dedicated exclusively to the care and treatment of eating disorders across all levels of care. If you or a loved one is suffering with an eating disorder, please call us at 877-711-1878 or complete our short form to request a free, confidential consultation with a Master-level clinician.

 

250 E. Basse Rd, Ste 206, San Antonio, TX 78209

(210) 305-4555

https://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com/recovery-centers/san-antonio

I Am Mind and Body Wellness Center

I Am Mind & Body Wellness Center is a team of specialists and certified instructors whose mission is to educate and train individuals on Mind and Body Wellness for the goal of integration of mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Our specialty of expertise is treating individuals with all types of eating disorders, including Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and ARFID. Our treatment goal is to help our clients develop healthier behaviors through individual and group therapies and various forms of mindfulness training. Specialists include: psychologists, licensed professional counselors, meditation therapist, registered yoga instructors and registered and licensed dietitians.

 

901 NE Loop 410, Suite 508. San Antonio, TX 78209

210-253-9763

http://www.iamwellnesssa.com/

Insight Timer

Please go to https://insighttimer.com/meditation-app to review information about ‘Insight Timer’ a meditation app which nurtures daily meditation practices (with over 20,000 free meditations), sleep practices, and educational courses as well as libraries for kids and music. Available in iOS and Android.

Kit for KIDS: National Association for Children of Addiction

Click HERE for free PDF meant to help children with parents suffering from addiction. https://nacoa.org/

  • A Letter to Kids
  • Questions and Answers about Alcohol and Drug Problems
  • What Can Kids Do?
  • The Seven Cs
  • People Who can Help Me
  • Books for Kids to Read

La Paz Community Health Center

http://lapaz-cmhc.com/

Provides partial hospitalization, psychiatric, behavioral, emotional, and chemical dependency counseling. Offers mental health care and substance abuse treatment and counseling. Medicaid is accepted.

530 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, Texas 78212
210.697.5700 Clinic
210.697.5700 Intake

Laurel Ridge Treatment Center

Inpatient mental health treatment facility. Provides specialized behavioral health care and addiction treatment on a therapeutic 18-acre campus, located in North Central San Antonio, Texas. Our 250-bed facility was designed with one mission in mind: Saving Lives, Healing Families, Creating Hope. The facility includes a charter school, gymnasium, recreational facility, playgrounds, swimming pool, ROPES (Reality-Oriented Physical Experiential Situation Course), library and dining room.

 

17720 Corporate Woods Dr, San Antonio, TX 78259

www.laurelridgetc.com

(210) 491-9400

MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving)

https://www.madd.org/south-texas/ Provides support to drunk and drugged driving victims at no cost and protects drivers against drunk driving.

Phone: (210) 349-0200

south.tx@madd.org

Medication Comparison Guide for Caregivers

Meditation and Breathing Information

Click here for ways to help center yourself and reduce stress

Mental Health Treatment

Center for Health Care Services

Children……………………………………………………………(210) 261-3350

Adult Intake Line……………………………………………………(210) 261-1250

Crisis Line…………………………………………………………(210) 223-7233

Clarity Child Guidance Center (children & adolescent)…………(210) 616-0300

CommuniCare……………………………………………………(210) 233-7000

General Counseling Services

Bishop E.T. Dixon Clinic…………………………………………(210) 527-1505

Catholic Charities Counseling Center………………………………(210) 377-1133

CommuniCare………………………………………………………(210) 223-7000

Community Counseling Services – OLLU…………………………(210) 434-1054

Community Life Center at UTSA……………………………………(210) 458-2055

Family Life Center of St. Mary’s University………………………(210) 438-6411

Family Service Association……………………………………………(210) 299-2400

Family Violence Prevention Services……………………….(210) 821-3855, ext. 2201

Substance Abuse Counseling and Treatment

Alcoholics Anonymous…………………………………………………(210) 828-6235

Center for Health Care Services Outpatient Counseling…………..(210) 261-3060

Family Service Association…………………………………………(210) 299-2400

Youth Against Gang Activity…………………………………………(210) 431-7500

FVPS Substance Abuse Program for Youth……………..(210) 930-3669, ext. 2230

Rise Recovery………………………………………………………(210) 227-2634

San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse……………(210) 225-4741

Methodist Women’s Center – Beyond Baby Blues Support Group

The Support Group is for mommies who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression during or after pregnancy. Registration is Required. If you or someone you know suffers from Prenatal or Postpartum depression, it’s important to get help now!  Women need not suffer or endure these feelings or sadness alone. The road to healing is within reach.

https://sahealth.com/service/lactation-services

8109 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio TX, 78229

210-575-0261

What is Mindfulness?

Click Here to discover simple strategies for mindfulness practice.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

national website with information and support for children and families with mental illness

https://www.nami.org/

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

NEABPD works with families and persons in recovery, raises public awareness, provides education to professionals, promotes research, and works with Congress to enhance the quality of life for those affected by this serious but treatable mental illness.

 

see the site for resources and information for families

Oxford House

Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Each House represents a remarkably effective and low cost method of preventing relapse.

http://www.oxfordhouse.org/userfiles/file/howtoapply.php

The Postpartum Depression Center of San Antonio

Specializing in women and family issues across lifespans.

http://ppdcenter.com/

Sue Clifford, LPC

Suzanne Davis Thomas, LPC

1132 West Blanco Street, San Antonio TX, 78232

Phone: 210-497-0800

Fax: 210-492-2630

ResCare

Intermediate and Long term care facilities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Along with daily living support services, in-home care, developmental disabilities. Along with daily living support services, in-home care, vocational training, job support, rehab and behavioral health services.

 

https://www.rescare.com/youth-services/

Restore Behavioral Health

Restore Behavioral Health is a multidisciplinary behavioral health group practice offering innovative approaches to optimizing cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, and behavioral functioning. Our philosophy of care is uniquely founded upon the latest advances in the fields of neuroscience, clinical psychology, trauma-informed interventions, as well as neurophysiology and psychophysiology. RBH draws upon principles of functional and personalized medicine to combine a variety of effective clinical interventions that help to build peak performance and wellness.

 

1314 E. Sonterra Blvd. Suite 2208. San Antonio, TX 78258

(210) 858-1900

www.restorebehavioralhealth.com

 

 

Roy Maas Youth Alternative Counseling Center

https://www.rmya.org/

RMYA creates brighter futures for children in crisis by promoting individual success and healthy relationships in a safe, healing environment, giving children and families the tools to end the cycle of abuse.

Offers emergency shelter, mental health care and substance abuse treatment and counseling. Crisis intervention is available.

Main Office: 210.340.8077
info@rmya.org

San Antonio Drug Abuse Treatment Programs

http://drugabuse.com/usa/drug-abuse/san-antonio-tx/

San Antonio Drug Abuse Treatment Programs offer inpatient centers, outpatient programs, group therapy, private addiction counseling, and intervention detox.

Phone: 1 (855) 385-4396

Sesame Street – Helping Kids with Traumatic Experiences

Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives. Check it out! sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/

Starlite Recovery Center

Starlite is one of the leading addiction rehab centers near San Antonio & Austin, Texas.

Stop, Breathe and Think

A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion. Help reduce stress and increase focus, anywhere. Phone, web. Click below
www.stopbreathethink.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

 

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

 

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Texas Project FIRST

A project of the Texas Education Agency committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities. 

Has your child recently been diagnosed with a disability?

Do you have concerns about your child’s learning and are trying to find help?

Your child may be receiving special education services and you need to learn more.

Wherever you are in the process, we’ve been there. 

We know the maze in which you find yourself. 

http://texasprojectfirst.org/

Therapist Aid

Please go to https://www.therapistaid.com/ and access numerous free resources including videos, downloadable workbooks and education regarding mental health conditions, parenting, relaxation and supplemental treatments. Therapist Aid is dedicated to helping mental health professionals improve their craft by providing free evidence-based education and therapy tools. These tools are intended to supplement treatment, and are not a replacement for appropriate training.

Wesley Health and Wellness Center

Provides counseling, crisis intervention, mental health care and substance abuse treatment. Assists clients with service coordination. Medicaid/Sliding fee scale available. Services provided at more than one location.

(210) 590-0377

http://www.mhm.org/library/wesley-health-wellness-services

Yoga with Adriene

Please click on https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene to access dozens of free online Yoga videos, of all levels.

Yoga has been shown to:

  • Decrease stress
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Improve quality of life
  • Fight depression
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Could improve heart health
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Promote Sleep Quality
  • Improve flexibility and balance
  • Could help improve breathing
  • May relieve migraines
  • Promotes healthy eating habits
  • Can increase strength

Yoga Poses Cheat Sheet