The BuildingBoys Manifesto
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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.
Referral Management (CAMO): Call to schedule appointments/referrals. (210) 916-9900. 0630-1630 hrs Mon-Fri
Tricare East: Book/Cancel appointments, view personal medical information. www.tricareonline.com (800) 444-5445
Nurse Advice Line: Medical Advice Provided for dependents. (800) TRICARE (874-2273). 24 hrs, 7 days a week.
Tricare Online Patient Portal: https://app.mil.relayhealth.com/ Our secure patient-to-team messaging option, please use to communicate your child’s healthcare needs
Location: Bldg 6418, JBSA-Lackland
This pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 throughout the U.S. It covers entrance fees at National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges, as well as standard amenity fees at National Forests, National Grasslands, and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. Covers fees for a drive and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas (or up to 4 adults at sites that charge per person).
Most Federal sites where Passes are accepted sell the Pass. Annual Passes may also be purchased by phone (1-888-275-8747, ext. 1) or online: https://store.usgs.gov/pass Free passes will be given in person at local San Antonio Missions: (210) 932-1001.
Mission San José
6701 San Jose Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214
To learn more go to https://www.recreation.gov/pass
Air Force Child Care Fee Assistance was created to provide authorized Active Duty personnel assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian child care when on-base child care is not available, or a viable option for the service member and their family. The programs available through Child Care Aware(r) of America provide subsidies for eligible military dependents enrolled in quality commercial child care programs throughout the United States. Child Care Aware(r) of America authorizes subsidy amounts based on total family income for those eligible Air Force families, and supplies monthly payments directly to the prospective child care provider.
Here is the LINK link to the Air Force childcare Assistance program information:
Parents who would like to participate have to follow the following steps and go to the website to create a login and submit the documents WEBSITE
Step one: Determine Their Eligibility (Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, Survivors of Combat Warriors, Active Duty Wounded Warriors)
Step two: Select a Nationally accredited child care provider in the area
Step three: Collect supporting documents (LES/pay stubs, orders, Spouse pay stubs/school schedule, self-certification form, military installation information request form, provider application documents) Assistance is based off income category and location.
Step Four: Apply on line and upload all supporting documents
Step Five: Receive approval within 7-10 business days of completed application.
DEERS registration is essential for your family to be eligible for TRICARE and other benefits. Any changes that impact you or your family (e.g., marriage, birth, divorce, death) need to be reported to DEERS so that eligibility can start or stop.
How to make an appointment online:
Need to update your DEERS?
With this application you can: update contact info such as email, phone number, and addresses, print and digitally sign DD 1172-2 (s) for family member ID card renewals.
For further instructions and a list of required documentation, please go to https://www.jbsa.mil/Resources/802d-Manpower-and-Personnel-Flight/ID-Cards/
JBSA-LACKLAND, 5616 Stewart St., 78236 (210) 671-6006
JBSA-RANDOLPH, 550 D Street East, 78150 (210) 652-3036
WILFORD HALL (210) 292-7144
JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON, 2484 Stanley Rd. Room 100B, 78234 (210) 221-0415
HOSPITAL (bldg 3600 ,Rm L18-5) 802 FSS/ID Card Section, 3551 Roger Brooke Dr. (210) 916-0838
Location: Bldg. 6418, JBSA-Lackland
DROP-IN PEDIATRIC DENTAL SCREENINGS, 2nd Tuesday/Month, 0800-1000, Dunn Dental Clinic
Pediatric dentistry drop-in dental screenings are offered at the Dunn Dental Clinic on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 0800-100, in section D200. No appointment is needed.
DD Form 2792 is the “Family Member Medical Summary” (January 2021) that is completed to identify a family member with special medical needs and for the enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program.
DD2792-1 is the “Early Intervention/Special Education Summary” (January 2021) and is completed to identify a family member with early intervention or special education needs.
Both of these forms will assist military assignment personnel in matching the child’s special education needs against the availability of educational services at the projected duty station.
Visit Military OneSource for information and assistance to support your family.
Personal and family problems can diminish your health, your happiness, and your ability to be at your best for yourself and your family. With the help of your Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by Federal Occupational Health, you can resolve these problems and become happier, healthier, and even more effective at home and at work. Services include EAP Orientations, counseling services, financial and legal consultation, Health and Wellness assistance, crisis response.
FOH4You.com (800) 222-0364
Attached flyer here for more information: Employee Assitance Program
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, provides high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care to Veterans and their families regardless of role while in uniform, discharge status, or ability to pay. The Military Family Clinic uses evidenced-based practices with a integrated approach to improving the quality of life for our Veterans and their families. Veterans and their family members are able to receive services individually and as a family unit at the same place with the same treatment team.The Military Family Clinic will also help connect Veteran families to additional future supports, e.g., housing programs, as necessary.
6363 De Zavala Road, Suite 300 San Antonio, Texas 78249
The Ticket Office offers a wide variety of discount tickets for purchase to local amusement parks and attractions, as well as theme parks such as Disney World, Universal Studios and the San Diego Zoo.
Visit https://jbsatoday.com/FSH-Ticket-Office or call (210) 808-1378/1376 for location and hours.
ITT offers discounted tickets for admission to local attractions, sporting events, SeaWorld®, Six Flags Fiesta Texas®, and much more. They also provide discounted tickets to most local special events throughout the year such as Folk Life and Wurstfest, etc., as well as local Broadway shows. They also offer discount tickets for both Disney and Universal Studios®. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Visit https://jbsatoday.com/RND-ITT or call (210) 652-5142 for location and hours.
Information, Tickets & Travel (ITT) has a wide array of discounts to theme parks, water parks, sporting events, festivals and theatrical performances in and around the San Antonio and Texas area. ITT also carries discount tickets to numerous attractions and dinner shows in Florida, California and various other places across the U.S. All prices and availability are subject to change without notice. Some tickets must be prepaid and special ordered.
Visit https://jbsatoday.com/LAK-ITT or call (210) 671-3059 for location and hours.
https://militarybenefits.info/local-military-veterans-discounts/ List of 2019 military and veterans discounts for brick and mortar businesses in local cities and counties. Discounts vary by business but can include active duty, veterans, retirees, reservists and dependents for all branches of the military; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Reserve forces.
Offers multiple resources for Active Duty families including FREE PRIVATE NON-MEDICAL COUNSELING, SPECIALTY NEEDS CONSULTATION, Family & Relationships, Financial & Legal, Health & Wellness, Education and Employment, On & Off Base Living, Deployment & Transition. Each person we serve is on a journey through the military life cycle. We’re here to help, with robust online information and resources vetted by the Department of Defense. In addition, Military OneSource connects you to high-quality programs, services and products developed for military life. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more.
Our Military Navigators are veterans, have walked in your boots and, can relate to the sacrifices you’ve had to make. With access to a multitude of resources at their fingertips, United Way and the Military I&R Navigators can connect callers to community resources to help reduce stress, give support, and provide advocacy to those members in need.
Peer to Peer Talk, Connecting to Resources, Referral Services, Caring Support. Free Resources in a Judgement Free Zone.
Dial 211 (210) 227-4357 (HELP) FREE & Confidential.
Military Children: Child Care and Youth Programs
Joint Base San Antonio Child and Youth Programs aim to provide well-rounded programs and services that include quality, available and affordable child care, school age care, open recreation, sports and fitness, instructional classes, and Child and Youth Education Services for children/youth. Programs are focused on providing high yield programs and activities that meet the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of each child/youth. Visit Military OneSource for further information about resources at Joint Base San Antonio.
The Department of Defense (DoD) also supports a website that provides a single gateway for you to find comprehensive information on military-operated or military-approved child care programs worldwide. With MilitaryChildCare.com, you create an account and maintain a household profile that you can access at any time from any location.
Child Care Aware of America has also partnered with the United States Military and Department of Defense to serve and support their families through the Fee Assistance and Respite Child Care Programs.
Child Care for Medical Appointments
Children 6 weeks – 5 years must be registered with CDC prior to appointment. $4/hr, max 3 hours, Monday- Friday 8:00am-2:30am
Register at SFAC bldg. 3639 or CDC bldg. 2530
Request Care up to 1 month in advance
For more information, call 210-539-7071 or 210-221-5502
Preschool Program for Children With Disabilities (PPCD)– Ft Sam Elementary
They have a program in Sam Houston Elementary for 3 year olds, with autism and other conditions.
Click here for more information.
Practicing mindfulness means grounding yourself in the present moment. Mindfulness has been shown to be helpful for reducing stress and coping with unpleasant thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness Coach will help you practice mindfulness meditation.
Visit https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/mindfulcoach_app.asp to download free App
Network Behavioral Health Locator
For new and expecting parents (Prenatal to age 3), this FREE program is designed for active duty military members and their families. It offers support, referral services, education and information. Services include: home visits, phone calls, classes, pregnancy information, mother/baby care, childbirth, newborn care, how your baby grows, breast and bottle feeding and more.
Please visit Website for more information
One in Five Minds – Helping Military Children and Teens
The One in Five Minds campaign, sponsored by Clarity Child Guidance Center, was created to raise awareness about children’s mental illness, to break down stigma and to increase access to treatment. Many times parents and community members hesitate to speak up or to ask the important questions about mental illness because of stigma. One in Five Minds’ goal is that no one will be afraid to speak about mental illness and that all children in Bexar County who need treatment will be able to access it.
Visit https://www.military.com/discounts/san-antonio-discounts-for-military-families.html to access lots of family-friendly military discounts within the San Antonio area.
We are proud to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Waves of Honor permits any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman to one complimentary admission per year to either SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® or Sesame Place® for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
Visit https://seaworld.com/san-antonio/tickets/military-discount/active-duty/ to get your free tickets.
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families (Tutor.com/military), funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CMGA), is a program that allows eligible students in grades kindergarten through college to connect to a live tutor online at any time (24/7/361) for one‐to‐one help with homework, studying, test prep and more, at no cost.
Click HERE for more information on this great resource.
Location: 8210 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX
Family Life Program, or FLP, team collaborates with: Nutrition Coaching, Ready and Resiliency Performance Center, Family Life Chaplain, Personal Financial Counseling, Teaching Kitchen, Substance Abuse, Suicide Awareness and the Army Wellness Center.
The FLP assists in improving the quality of life for individuals and families. Parenting, marriage, leadership, team building, anger, stress, communication and other life skills are the focus of the program.
The no-cost workshops are learning experiences aimed at developing and strengthening resilience, communication, promoting healthy relationships, coping with life events and realizing personal potential.
The VRC is located at 2490 Stanley Road, building 367. Registration is free and accepted in person at the VRC or over the phone at 210-221-0349. Vogel Resiliency Center Pamphlet
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Pregnant, Postpartum and Breastfeeding Women, Infants and Children under 5 years of age. WIC is open to many incomes and families. Eligible participants receive Healthy food benefits, regular health and nutrition checkups and health referrals, personalized nutrition counseling and classes.
Breastfeeding counseling and support, as well as parent support groups and father peer mentorship are open to all, no need to be enrolled.
Lackland AFB-Annex: 5460 Walker Ave. Lackland AFB. (210) 674-7739. [Enter through last entrance onto training side of Lackland AFB. The building will be on the left, it is one-story, and has a sign “One Stop.”] Office hours: Monday-Thursday 0730 – 1800hrs. Walk-ins are welcome.
Fort Sam Houston: Military and Family Readiness Center Building 2797. 3060 Stanley Road, SFE 95, JBSA Fort Sam Houston. (210) 954-4566. Office Hours: First Tuesday and Third Wednesday Every Month. 0730 – 1800hrs.