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Various Parenting Resources

Parent Stress & Strategies – Reducing stress for parents raising individuals with special needs

Our focus is to help parents learn how to easily recognize stress,
process stress effectively, and how to implement stress reducing
strategies that will benefit the individual and the whole family. Sponsored by Any Baby Can. Click HERE for informational brochure.

Classes: 18 & 25 Sept 2019, 11 & 18 Nov 2019, 2 & 9 Mar 2020, 1 & 8 June 2020

Bullying

Click here to discover ways parents, teachers and kids can take action to prevent bullying. Information provided by the American Psychological Association.

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.

H.E.A.R.T. All it Takes is Heart!

Active interaction between children and their parents is critically important to stimulating healthy brain development from infancy through adolescence.

All it Takes is H.E.A.R.T. (Hug, Engage, Ask, Read, Talk), a partnership of the American Osteopathic Association and Erikson Institute, is designed to guide parents as they support early learning and development for their children.

The initiative promotes the following actions: HUG – Your child feels loved each time you embrace; ENGAGE – Simple interactions with your child can make a big difference; ASK – You can stimulate your child’s curiosity by asking questions; READ – Reading helps improve vocabulary; TALK – When you speak, your child will try to copy your sounds.

Click here to watch a short video about the importance of HEART initiative.

The Period of Purple Crying

Visit http://purplecrying.info/ for more information on this difficult period in a newborn’s development.

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

Childcare Aware of America

https://www.childcareaware.org/

Finding childcare can be difficult. We give you the tools you need to find a childcare provider that gives you peace of mind.

Child Care Aware® is the nation’s most respected hub of child care information for parents and child care providers. Our program helps families and providers locate child care resources in their communities across the United States.

Comcast Internet Essentials

If a child in a household is eligible for free school lunch, a family is eligible for a low cost computer and $9.95 monthly internet. Call 1-855-8-INTERNET for info or go to link below.
www.internetessentials.com
Click here for flyer

Depelchin Children’s Center

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Parents learn positive, new strategies to manage misbehavior both in home & in the community. 1-888-507-6681.

https://parentinghelp.org/

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a statewide program for families and children up to age 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnoses that may impact development. ECI services support families as they learn how to help their children grow and learn.

ECI services provided by region, as below:

– EasterSeals– 210-614-3911, 2203 Babcock Rd., www.easterseals.com
– Brighton – 210-826-4492, 14207 Higgins Rd., www.brightonsa.org
– CHCS-ECI – 210-261-3300, 5802 S. Presa St., www.chcs-eci.org

Click Here for more information on ECI.

KLRN Ready, Set, Grow

Play & learn with us at FREE play groups and  family events.

For activity ideas, test KLRN to 274448

(210) 208-8429

http://www.klrn.org/learning/earlychildhood/

Martinez Street Women’s Center

The Martinez Street Women’s Center transforms communities through women and girls by providing access to vital health services, quality education, and advocacy. We envision a world where women and girls achieve empowerment, equity, and justice.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) – Parents learn via observation, discussion, practice, & feedback to manage common behavior problems & developmental issues. (210) 908-9772. tiag@mswomenscenter.org

http://mswomenscenter.org/

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program

Catholic Charities, Family Connects…………………………………(210) 226-3030

Catholic Charities, Nurse Family Partnership………………………(210) 226-3030

Good Samaritan, Parents as Teachers………………………………(210) 434-5531

Madonna Center, HIPPY………………………………………………(210) 435-1391

Parenting Classes

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RYMA) offers the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent training course.  The seven week Becoming a Love and Logic Parent program was developed by Jim Fay, Charles Fay, PhD., and Foster W. Cline, M.D., of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., in Golden, Colorado. It is $7 for each class or $35 when pre-registering for the whole course.  To save time, parenting class registration forms can be downloaded here.  Please call our office for further information at (210) 340-7971

Parenting Resources (Local)

Avance of San Antonio (210) 270-4630, or (210) 220-1788 118 N. Medina SAT 78207 Parenting Education, Adult Literacy, Fatherhood Services, Child Abuse/Neglect Intervention. www.avance.org

Brighton Center (210) 826-4492 Special Education Support. services provides training on special education issues. https://www.brightonsa.org/

Center for New Communities (210) 314-3200 1313 Guadalupe St. #200 SAT 78207 Services to expectant mothers and in home parent training for those with children under age 3. http://c4newcommunities.org/

Family Services Association (210) 299-2400 702 San Pedro SAT 78212 https://family-service.org/

PALS (Parent Alliance For Learning & Support). The Center of Inclusive Communities. 14207 Higgins. pals@brightonsa.org (210) 826-4492 (Main Phone)  http://www.brightonsa.org

Partners Resource Network. Empowering Parents Through Education. (877) 832-8945 Team Project Provides training on special education issues. Do you want to become an effective advocate for your child? We offer free webinars and in-person workshops across the state. https://prntexas.org/

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Please visit https://www.readingrockets.org/ for more information, and to access free resources designed to help.

Read to Your Baby:

  • It’s never too early to read to your baby
  • Snuggle up with a book
  • Choose baby-friendly books
  • Keep books where your baby can reach them
  • Talk with your baby – all day long
  • Encourage coos, growls, and gurgles
  • Develop daily routines
  • Sing, Read, Repeat

Texas Parent to Parent

https://www.txp2p.org/

Texas Parent to Parent provides support, information, and education to families of children of all ages who have disabilities or chronic illness. The Texas Parent to Parent staff are parents of children with disabilities, chronic illness, or special health care needs. We have also spoken to thousands of families over the years. We are here to help – give us a call at 866-896-6001 or 512-458-8600.

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.

WIC (Women, Infant, and Children’s Program)

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition education program funded by federal and state governments to make nutritious foods available to women, infants and children. The following persons may be eligible: Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have given birth within the past 6 months, Infants, Children under 5 years old.

https://texaswic.org/

Call 800-942-3678 (800-WIC-FORU) to learn more about Texas WIC.

Downtown: Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. 401 North San Saba. (210) 704-4180.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm. Walk-ins Welcome.

Medical Center: 5500 Babcock Rd, Suite 123. (210) 340-1161.

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 6:30 pm. Walk-ins Welcome.