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Army Community Service (ACS) Fort Drum


April 2012

ACS Green Press
~A tree free newsletter
Direct questions / feedback To: Sarah Lynch : 772-5374 Inside this issue:
Mandatory ACS Program- 2 ming Need To Know from your USC Regarding Resilience : Tips, 3 tools and techniques for practicing resiliency everyday ACS Friends and Neighbors Fort Drum Kids Military Kids in the Community Military Kids in the Community Monthly Feature: Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Child Youth Behavior Consultants Military Kids on the Move On the Payroll Advantage Kids After School Program ACS Events and Classes ACS Contacts 13,14 15 4

Honoring the Military Child
In 1986 Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger designated April as Month of the Military Child. Since then, every April our nation honors and recognizes military children as the young heroes they are. The Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program is partnering with CYSS to hold their Child Safety and ID day at the Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) Youth This month’s newsletter feaCenter in honor of Month tures children of Fort Drum of the Military Child on who are part of the nearly 1.7 Saturday April 21 from 1million children in military 4pm. Come on out and Families of which approxilearn about safety, get free Army Community Service mately 900,000 have had one identification kits and take or both parents deploy multiple (ACS) offers programs and services for the entire Family advantage of the givetimes. Every day military children face, with strength to en- including programming spe- aways. While you’re there, attend the CYSS Month of cifically designed for childure, challenges that are dren. Programs such as the the Military Child Carnispecific to their lifestyles and Exceptional Family Member val. There will be games, with pride for their parent or prizes, food and fun for parents who serve our nation Program, New Parent Supyour child and the child in in various military branches. As port and you. Family Members, Teachers, Family Advocacy Program Civilian Employees, and Vol- are focused on the well be- ACS salutes Fort Drum’s unteers, or anyone who works ing of the Military Child not Military Children! only in April, but every with military children, we have an opportunity to recognize the sacrifices these special children make because of the honorable service of their Soldier . Military children endure frequent moves, loss of friendships and family separation as well as many other stressors that stem from the service of their parent or parents. month of the year.

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EFMP DRAMA CLINIC For children ages 8-18 on the Autism Spectrum to build social skills
Adult Training 10:00-12:00 Actor Workshop 12:00-2:30

March 24 and 31, May 26 and June 2
ACS Ball Room

This is a free event

April 20. 2012 4:30-8:00 PM at The Commons Pick up at will call the night of the event! All proceeds benefit Fort Drum Community Volunteers by paying for childcare! Pre-Sale tickets available March 7-April 4th Through Unit Representatives. ACS. mandatory unit trainings and indi. 1 tify based on the overall needs of their hour) Soldiers at that specific time. Off the Beatin Path.Page 2 ACS Green Press April 2012 What You Might Need To Know from your ACS Unit Service Coordinator (USC) Army Community Service utilizes a Unit Service Coordinator (USC) to reach out to command teams to find out the type of information and referral needed to best support their Soldiers and Families.18 mandates 600-20 5-10. AR 608.Management (Command-referred 1. please contact Sarah Lynch at 772-5374 21st Annual International Festival of Food Volunteer Support Fund Friday. Other trainings required include MobiliMany of the ACS classes and trainings zation and Deployment (Mob/Dep) Preare required for commands to pass in. tion Readiness Program’s (RELO) Overseas Orientation Brief (AR 608-1422. 1-2 hours) and the Reloca- Think ACS First! If you are part of your unit command team and would like a visit from your Unit Service Coordinator. 1. The Required Financial Readiness Program (FRP) trainings as per AR 608-14The USC sits down with command 39 are the Financial Readiness for 1st teams to determine which training is Termers (8 hours). In fact. The USC goes directly to the unit and completes a desk side needs assessment to determine unit specific needs.18 also mandates that troops receive Domestic Violence Awareness Training for a minimum of 1 hour as well as Child Abuse Detection and Awareness Training for a minimum of 1 hour annually. AR 608.deployment and Reunion Briefings (AR spections. or American Red Cross Window at Clark Hall Tickets: $10 age 12 and older ($15 at the door) $5 for kids 3-11 .5 hour).hours) and Army Emergency Relief Comvidual needs the command teams iden. that all new commanders have a Family Advocacy Program overview brief within 45 days of assumption of command.hours) PCS Financial Planning (1.5 ployment Cycle Support Training Ma.mand Referral Training (AR 930-4.5 trix. Checkbook/Money appropriate to offer based on the De. Over the next few weeks The USC will be contacting their assigned Command Teams to arrange meetings and to discuss your readiness needs.

MRT 772-2848 Energy Management Hope you had a wonderful February – filled with hopeful. Me. Principles for designing mental games include the following: Must require your full attention. Take the time to find ways to reduce your stress in a way that works for you. For Controlled Breathing techniques for Enexample. Practice makes perfect! Today we are going to talk about Energy Management. If you are finding it difficult to do this. optimistic thoughts! Have you been noticing yourself recognizing Activating Events? Have you identified any Thinking Traps or Iceberg Beliefs that may need closer attention in order to maintain productivity? Remember. healthy self. then move on to the next muscle group  For each group tense the muscles for fifteen seconds. take a minute break and Upcoming MRT Dates April 9 May 21 June 11 August 13 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 Module 5 9:30am-2:30 pm 9:30am-2:30 pm 9:30am-2:30 pm 9:30am-2:3 All Modules will be held at ACS Times include 1 hour lunch break refrigerators available for use .  As you exhale. then relax them for thirty seconds After each muscle group.000 by 7s. you can in two minutes. take a minute break before continuing to the next muscle group  Energy Management is a crucial part of maintaining a happy. the Me. you may want to search your mind for a Thinking Trap and/or an Iceberg Belief that may be inhibiting you. You may need to take the time and try a few and see which you find to be relaxing and calming. In either case. Lyrics: Recite upbeat song lyrics. A few examples include: Math games: Count back from 1. Alphabet games: Work your way through the alphabet. tense your hands and lower arms Remember the old but very true saying  Keep your muscles tight for the count – you can’t fully take care of others of fifteen until you take care of yourself. The goal of Energy Management is to develop strategies that lower the intensity of emotions so that you can think and respond more clearly and with greater control. relax the muscles quickly and concentrate on the feeling Have a great month – good luck and of relaxation good thoughts!  Do twice. war heroes. should be hard and fun and must be games you can do within a few minutes. make fists and ful thinking and should be reevaluated. you may find En Do controlled breathing for two min. Give it a try: of your Iceberg Beliefs is. tools and techniques for practicing resilience everyday! By Jenn Eichner. Or if one tion and Positive Imagery. What do you do to relax and alleviate stress in your life? Are you a runner? Do you knit or play an instrument? Or are you one of many that have not yet found that outlet? Energy Management is a critical resilience competency as it helps to build self-regulation. Categories games: Name all the sports figures. breathing techniques and mental games may be the best place to start. resilience is a practice not an overall body of knowledge.Page 3 ACS Green Press April 2012 Regarding Resilience: Tips. Meditacare of self is not a priority. The challenge is that no one can tell you exactly what strategies will work for you. etc. your Thinking Trap utes and/or Iceberg Belief would be harm As you breathe in. These are good strategies that can be kicked into action as soon as an Activating Event happens. Research has found that in a pinch. “I should be able to handle it all”.ergy Management a sign of weakness. Me Thinking ergy Management include the following: Trap may find you feeling as if taking Progressive Muscle Relaxation. naming someone for each pair of initials.

ACS Green Press April 2012 Page 4 ACS Friends and Neighbors-Promoting Community Fort Drum Kids in the Spotlight Since April is The Month of the Military Child. . especially ones with FOOD! Rashaun is frequently found on Tuesdays at the Winners Circle for Family Night at the Commons. Tiffany plans to become a fashion when she grows up. which is an important trait for any military child when it comes to making new friends. Rashaun Vinson in 11 years old and in the 5th grade at Carthage Middle School. right now he is keeping his options open. Rashaun dreamed of being a race car driver. He attends the Strong Beginnings Program through CYSS. he is extremely sociable. he would respond all the activities on post. In fact in the picture above. Another thing Rahman absolutely loves to do is EAT! His favorites line up with anything his Dad likes. in fact if you asked what one of the best things about being in the military is. ACS wanted to introduce our readers to some of the kids that are part of our community. young lady but when asked what she likes about the military. Instead of Spouse in the Spotlight. cheerful been in the military for 24 years. Rashaun. Tiffany Allen is the middle child and only girl of the bunch. who is always singing and saying hello to the people he meets but Tiffany and her friend started an envi. like pick up tary and is now a stay at home mom cans and bottles or plant flowers. Tiffany doesn’t have a favorite subject at school. Tiffany is a 3rd grader at Carthage Elementary. playing with Bayblades. Rahman White is the youngest of three children. Rahman’s mother will tell you that he is a very happy kid. looking for a job. she loves everything about school and learning. as a small child. Rashaun’s favorite color is red. she was part of the Gifted and Talented Program and was student of the month during the 200910 school year. Christina is prior miliaround the neighborhood. he wants to be in the military just like his father. Rahman loves any sport with a ball. Tiffany’s favorite colors are pink and purple and is usually up for anything from riding her bike to reading.most of all he loves his mama! ronmental club called. she states that she doesn’t like all the moving and having to make new friends. Rashaun also loves eating. Someday. you might see Rashaun speeding away in a red race car because. he is wearing his Dad’s hat! When Rahman grows up. drawing and playing his Nintendo DS. She also hopes to go to college when she is 13. Rashaun enjoys building with Legos and putting together model cars. Save the Planet. playing video games and doing arts and crafts. Rahman has Tiffany is a very positive. His favorite subject at school is Science. Tiffany and Rahman are They meet once a week and decide the children of Christina and Rahwhat small projects they can do man White. This may be attainable because when she was in Virginia her school skipped her from the 1st to 3rd grade.

fluffy.Susie! The list was narrowed down to the ten most popular names submitted by the kids and the name Ninja was suggested by five different kids from Chapel Drive Annex. Climby. In January 2012 the zoo had a competition to name the kitten. Amy Thomas. and and you what? Ninja was one of the five names chosen to be voted on by the public. When Northern NY cast their votes Ninja was the winner! The military kids at Chaple Drive Annex have enjoyed their moment of fame with a television news piece as well as a visit from the zoo staff who brought them stuffed baby Ninja animals! The Chapel Drive Center is planning a field trip to visit Ninja this Spring. the kitten came to live in upstate NY. or even the same name as the child who suggested the name. Richard Barker and Nora Bernat had no idea what would happen next. For instance. Too make a long story short. the children from Chapel Annex Drive came up with a long list that included names like Sponge bob. Ms. Nicolette Austin.” Elias Chavez The whole gang with the teacher who gave them the idea. Tsavaorite. Wildlife and Parks Department. the cub was found by utility workers after either being abandoned or separated from his mother. Fortunately for the Watertown Zoo. Apparently. Elias Chavez.we named him Ninja!” Nicolette Austin etty and “Mountain lions are pr e mine!” Ninja has blue eyes lik Nora Bernat and awesome and a perfect name for a lion. Alonzo Alvarez. Sorky. the five kids who suggested Ninja as a good name for the kitten were not the only people to think that. Susie thought the Kitten should be namedyou guessed it.” Alonzo Alvarez “It’s cool . “The bab y lion lost his mama he lives at and the zoo an d he’s cute…. “They can climb to the tippy top of a tree like a Ninja. The five kids who suggested the name were.” Richard Baker “Ninja is a good name they run fast and battle and climb big rocks just like a Ninja. The Staff at the zoo narrowed the list further to five names which included Linus. as well as many young fans.Page 5 ACS Green Press April 2012 Military Kids in the Community: Making Lasting Impressions Fort Drum Kids Name the Zoo’s Latest Baby! The story began in September of 2011 when the Watertown Zoo received information about an abandoned male mountain lion cub being held by the Montana Fish. After being prompted by their teacher to enter the contest.

They must maintain good grades as well as keeping a balanced home life which is great to see in today’s youth. while at the same time serving as a positive role model. provides beginner and adtheir country. Our kids boxing program is taught by SFC Marques Daniels who is one of our professional fighters as well as the 2010 All Army Combative Champion. took a bronze in both the gi and no gi categories. self-control and provide and he had this to say: an outlet for energy. of which about half are lines during war.Page 6 ACS Green Press April 2012 Military Kids in the Community: Making Lasting Impressions Jiu Jitsu Nation of Watertown: Proudly Serving Military Families bany. Our children teach us what life is all about ~Angela Schwindt . It’s not what you think you are that holds your back. “Curtis Mosely holds the rank of purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and teaches our fundamentals classes. (NAGA) NY State Championships in AlPictured from left to right with Marc Stevens: Gabriel Smith. JJ Comley. tary children motivates him to offer Owner. In fact. We at Jiu Jitsu give them a positive. Marc significant military and family disStevens and his instructors exhibit a real counts. Children of military fami“Here at Jiu Jitsu Nation our kids program lies have to deal with mom and or dad currently has about 50 “little ninjas. “Over time spent with these kids we notice a number of changes. structured avenue to do so. He responded. I recently spoke with Both classes teach kids discipline. it’s what you think you are not.” “Kids who train in Jiu Jitsu aren’t out getting into trouble on the streets!” Marc exclaimed. frustration and aggression. Carter Comley. Nick Rogers “As children they have a hard time expression how they feel while dealing with these issues. after only training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for three months.” I asked Marc to explain what the kids gain from his classes and he said.” Denis Waitley While we try to teach our children all about life.” Marc also noted that Jiu Jitsu Nation has a number of active duty Soldiers who are also instructors at Jiu Jitsu Nation.” I asked Marc to tell me about the service he provides to Fort Drum. Matt Simmons. Most often it has to do with respect and confidence. Jiu Jitsu currently offers both passion for mixed martial arts and for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing for kids. trainer and competitor. took a gold medal in both gi and no gi categories while JJ Comely. this past weekend at and empathizes with how difficult the North American Grapplers Association dealing with these feelings can be. Marc understands military kids. students they teach.” vanced martial arts classes for ages 4 and up Marc’s desire to reach out to the miliand accommodates all skill levels. Gabriel Smith whose father is stationed at Fort Drum. self Marc about the military kids in his program confidence. two of the four kids that competed were from military families. “We work hand in hand with military kids to help them deal with the added pressures of having Jiu-Jitsu Nation located on Arsenal Street in parents who are deployed and serving Watertown.” as I being away from home on the front like to call them.

we offer a number of exceptional educational programs to help support Families in all stages. During pecting parents with information regardthis 6 hour workshop we’ll talk about ing basics of infant care. communication skills.infant massage. education. however we do have workshops and classes to give parents the tools to become better parents. Services offered include: Resilience Classes.Page 7 ACS Green Press April 2012 Monthly Feature: Army Community Center Family Advocacy Program The Family Advocacy Program is a strength based military community agency that provides a variety of holistic and educational programs to Soldiers and their Families. Conflict Resolutions. The New Parent Support Program consists of a team of professional nurses and social workers who provide supportive and caring services to military Families with children from birth to three years of age. Classes offered include: Baby Boot Camp. Here at the Family Advocacy Program we don’t necessary have the manual. kindness. talk about . Raising a happy. Don’t Stress! Family Advocacy also offers skill enhancing classes to help build resilience and coping skills for everyday situations. workshop exercises.and also one of the most rewarding. resilience and stability in order to enhance relationships and improve quality of life. Stress Management.8 million children and youths under the age of 18 nationwide. and nutrition for healthy growth and development. and cheerfulness. Fathers will be challenged. Middle Years (Four-Twelve). Reintegration Classes. Middle Years is designed for children 5 -12 years old. and Couples Communication. Through lecture. Here at Fort Drum. The military community includes approximately 1. The program serves to assist in the development of strong Army Families as well as aid in the prevention and treatment of Family violence. small group activities and one-on-one coaching. to make raising them easier. And we'll discuss (Continued on page 8) predictable sleep challenges. self-control. Baby Boot Camp. Providing a Framework for Success through Parenting Workshops Dani Reed Family Advocacy I often hear parents say they wish children were born with manuals.home. is a 7 hour workshop designed to assist new parents that Terrific Toddlers is for parents with have children ages 0-3 years old and exchildren birth to 4 years old. Topics include: discipline (teach and protect) and man. The Family Advocacy Team is dedicated to preventing spouse and child abuse through awareness. honesty. sibling rivalry. They will become a more effective parent and more deeply connected to the most important people in their lives. breast feeding. this 8 hour workshop is designed to give fathers tools on positive discipline and building self esteem in a stimulating environment. cooperation. prompt reporting. baby proofing the aging the array of new emotions includ. intervention and treatment. while allowing the natural consequences of a child's behavior to do the teaching. positive disciplines. self-reliance. Anger Management. healthy child is one of the most challenging jobs a parent can have-. Terrific Toddlers (Birth to four). nursing and weaning toddlers. ing temper tantrums. prodded and encouraged to redesign their approach to their parenting skills. Services offered include: home visits. Scream Free Parenting. their Family. Our programs include: For Fathers Only. and Parent’s Alone Support Group. The Family Advocacy Parent Educators offer parenting classes designed to give parents the knowledge they need to establish healthy routines. and For Fathers Only. explore the possibility of another baby and review community resources for toddlers and their parents. Good parenting helps foster empathy. infant massage. good nutrition. communication skills. The overall mission is to provide services to support readiness of Soldiers and their Families to promote selfreliance. establishing family rules and nutrition for healthy growth and development. This 6 hour workshop is designed to give parents strategies on positive discipline.

The program ers and fathers are welcome. are needed for brain and muscle development. with a cold. as well. no reservation is necessary. It is made Massage conveys nurturing and of love and security. skills. Meyer Recognized as Most admired Man of the Decade New Parent Support Program– A Helping Hand The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) New Parent Support Program was developed to help military families with young children to adapt to parenthood and to thrive as healthy families. The most recent workshop was held during the month of March. One-onan Infant Massage educational 4ENHANCES BONDING: one communication instills a message week Workshop series. ardently desire. AIDS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: Studies have shown increased weight and immune function. Children will have fun at the Month of the Military Child Carnival and the Special Teddy Bear Clinic for a medical checkup where kids will receive a certificate of good health. The workshop is held at an on-Post Community within the housing areas. Scream Free Parenting is not just about lowering your voice. because they can help you do the best job possible in raising your children. abilities and attitudes towards the learning process for parents. (Continued from page 7) and much.Page 8 ACS Green Press April 2012 Parenting Workshops Continued. releases tension. playgroups and workshops for RELAXATION: The massage new parents. So the first step in the educational process is to raise the awareness level of parents. Participating vendors will be there to offer information and answers questions. clude: classes. Massage is a wonderful way to PROMOTES COMMUNICAOn a quarterly basis. building trust. All of these components. well-being. the essential ingredients for from 8 weeks to 8 months old. Keeping kids safe is everybody's responsibility. Become involved and contact FAP: 772-4244. much more. love. For most parents. Whatever you vividly imagine. A great day involving fun for parents and children. It involves the acquisition of new knowledge. Our parenting workshops are worthwhile for every parent. 21 April 1:00-4:00. fussiness and irritability.. so whether you're a parent or not we all need to be aware and do all we can to protect children. Myelination of nerves is also increased. New Parent lessen stress in both the infant and TION: Parents become more aware Support Home Visitors provides the parents. This 6 hour workshop gives parents tools for a lifelong parenting process. in turn. staff consists of Registered nurses and The benefits of infant massage insocial workers who offer home visits. improving your confidence in your parenting ability. PROMOTES HEALING: Massage helps aid teething distress and improves lung congestion for little ones.emotional and physical growth and . IMPROVES BABY’S SLEEP: As Grandparents and expectant moth. this is the most important job you will ever have. available to parents with infants.. sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon… Must inevitably come to pass Paul J. of baby’s non-verbal cues. We also participate special events like the upcoming Child Identification and Safety Day at CYSS. nothing is more important than the safety of their children. One of the more popular classes offered by the New Parent Support Program is the Infant Massage Class. this event will be enjoyed by the entire family. It can aid in the digestive process and help reduce colic and gas. It’s about learning to calm your emotional reactions and focus on your own behavior more than your kids’ behavior.

who is a Soldier with 66 MP CID. mom or Grandma aren't able to be there. give them a call. came by to pick up their baby bundle and give the ACS staff a chance to see his beautiful face! More good news for mom– She just found out she was promoted to Staff Sergeant! . expecting a baby.. A new baby is like the beginning of all thing. If you would like to learn more about the program and what they have to offer. The New Parent Support Team can fill in when sometimes your sister. (Continued from page 8) the infant learns to relax and release stress. hope. sounder and longer sleep is often the result. Chase and his mom. `anonymous Baby Bundles are a terrific program for expecting parents! If you are an E-5 or below. Whether you are interested in learning massage or you would just like someone to talk to about your successes and concerns as a new parent. a dream of possibilities. Contact Ms.. Terry Herzog for information at (315) 772-0748. register for your free baby bundle full of goodies for you and your new baby! There is no rank restriction if you are expecting multiple births! for more information call 772-4244 ACS Welcomes baby Chase Aidan Brown! Born February 22 2012.Page 9 ACS Green Press April 2012 New Parent Support Continued.

multiple moves.  School Adjustments ACS Mobilization and Deployment  Deployment and Separation has also paired with the CYB MFLCs  Reunion Adjustment to provide pre and post-deployment  Sibling and Parent Communication trainings for children ages 6 through 18 years of age. short-term. which will serve to be a great support to parents as well. All of the CYB-MFLCs are Masters and Ph. They are simply here to help make the Military child’s path manageable and enjoyable. problem solving support. The CYBMFLCs does not keep files or report findings with the exception of duty-towarn situations. but the path is not always easy for the children or the parents. They adapt and overcome many unique challenges. Fort Drum CYSS as four (4) Child & Youth Behavioral Military Family and Life Consultants (CYBMFLC) available to help you and your children with situational. such as. Did you know that support is readily available to you? Do you have a child or young adult who you feel could benefit from discussing their challenges with a counselor who specializes in child and youth behavior? Did you know that you may not need to look any further than our on-post Child. please contact them at 315-523-3141for more  Daily Life issues program information. deployments and changing schools to just name a few. Mon-Fri 8-5 pm ACS .D. Because of their expertise. level counselors who can address the following types of issues: available to you. Youth and School Age Services (CYSS)? Currently. Many studies show that the Military child becomes a very well adjusted adult. free of charge with complete confidentiality. Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30 pm Giveaway: 27 April from 1:00-4:00 or until everything is gone For More information: Call Sarah Lynch 772-5374 our donations are appreciated! Child Youth Behavior Military Family Life Consultants: Here to Support the Military Child The Military child is often regarded as being extremely resilient.  Behavioral Concerns If you feel you could benefit from the  Fear. All of these services and more are .Page 10 ACS Green Press April 2012 Spring Clean Your Closet Annual ACS Spring Clothing Drive Donation Drop Times and Locations: Community Centers-April 2-23. Grief and Loss CYB MFLC program.April 9-23.

schoolquest. ERP hosts a career fair just for teens. sadness. but so necessary when students move or apply for college. the Teen Career Fair will be held on 4 April at the ACS from 10 am -2 pm. going to a new school. ERP can also meet one on one with teens to assist with their personal job search regardless of participation in the Hired! Program. When registering your children in their new schools have copies of their tests. please contact ERP at 772-9611 or 772-1090. viewed as a safe.drum. this NOT a replacement for a school transcript. Share your thoughts and let your child know that you’ll work through things together. DURING. works to teach skills such as resume writing. jobs or military service. enhance responsibility. and learn the value of money. extra-curricular. If moving is an adventure for the adult. Think ACS First! . expect and sometimes want to move. It is also a good idea to copy the front. include samples of their artwork and printing. Fear of the unknown exists before and after you get to your new location. in conjunction with the CYSS Hired program. This helps your new school The best thing you can do is visit your place students in the right classes. Often the teens are hired directly from this Career Fair. The less teer and work information. back and cover page of their textbooks. This web page will link you to everything you need including information on schools. The Relocation Readiness office! They can web page www. and interviewing to the teens participating in the program. To adults who anticipate. Summer employment provides a great opportunities to develop skills. It’s important to keep the lines of communication open. Word and Excel. housing. Some basics skills in Word and Excel can benefit a teen whose summer job is in an office setting. volunthrough the moving process. what does moving mean to a child? For some children. Remain optimistic and note. moving can be both an adventure and a trying experience. job searching. Do your homework so you can “sell” the new community to your child. Computers for the Workforce is a free career development series offering classes in Internet. It can be positive about the moving experience. to get more information about the new location. The Employment Readiness Program (ERP). employment and the local community. award.Page 11 ACS Green Press April 2012 Military Kids on the Move! A Relocation Guide for Parents Moving is an accepted part of being in the military.militaryinstallations. and AFTER the move. Above all TALK to your kids!! Have frank discussions BEFORE. Preparation and careful planning in all areas can help make moving a positive experience for all.dod. or who might be the next Mark Zuckerberg with an idea like For more information on moving contact the Relocation Program at 7726566 is a give you information on your next duty secure storage site for students’ educastation and help educate and guide you tional. In fact. centralized virtual "file drawer" where a student (or parent) can keep track of all the details that not only difficult to organize. however some children can experience a range of emotions from worry to excitement. moving can also be viewed as an adventure. and feelings of fear. If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment. The Build Your Own Business Workshop is great for a teen who is interested in opening a landscaping business. Some of the workshops and classes offered by ERP could benefit teens and enhance their marketability both now and in the future. Use www. If your children are young. Annually. Did You Know the ACS Employment Readiness Program Serves Teens? Every year millions of teens work in part time or summer jobs. stress and hope. Please anxious you are the less anxious your children will be. writing samples and their school records.mwracsrelo@conus. It can also mean leaving friends. The Teen Career Fair has local business representatives who have summer positions to recruit for.

Special interest clubs engage the children in specific activities and events targeted to individual interests. Two culinary arts sessions focus on preparing foods from different regions and working with chocolate. The Indian River School District and the Children’s Home of Jefferson County. Advantage After School runs Monday through Friday from 2:15 to 5:15 PM. Community Service Club identifies and organizes projects which allow the students to serve their school and community as well as The Speakers Forum The Youth Council and others. Some of the programs offered include Life Skills Development Club which focuses on responsibility. Funded jointly through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Tutoring with certified teachers for any student needing extra help is also available. structured activities during the after school hours. Designed by the Army in an effort to reduce military deployment stress. seventh. and exciting activities that meet the needs and interests of sixth. . Creative Wear enables youth to design.all while having a great time with their peers. It allows Army Families to feel secure knowing their children are in a safe environment learning valuable skills under the supervision of well-trained staff and professional educators. respect. The goal is to reduce the conflict soldiers encounter between mission workforce requirements and parental responsibilities. youth are at greater risk of being victims of crime or becoming a participant in juvenile crime and risky behavior including alcohol and drug use. and the US Army Child and Youth Services Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood (AYPYN) initiative. educational. and eighth grade students. physical. It helps them achieve social. Kids can register for up to four tutoring sessions per week. the program targets schools and communities with populations of military children. National Treasures exposes them to the lifelong hobby of coin collecting and the tools to help them find the rare coins that may pass through their hands. A healthy snack is served while students enjoy positive interaction with their classmates. we want to hear about it! Give us a call so we can highlight your accomplishment and inspire others! Local Business Shout Out: Advantage After School Program -Where Education and Fun Come Together Nearly 300 local youths are finding safe. any child enrolled at Indian River Middle School may participate at no cost. A wide variety of activities span the range of nearly every child’s interests. AYPYN is designed to provide students with dynamic activities which stimulate them intellectually and increase self reliance . Army dependents are not the only beneficiaries of the program. emotional. fun. Ballroom Dancing is an amazing opportunity for kids to learn to dance to various styles and rhythms. and sew clothing. Program Director. They are also given time to complete homework assignments. and fun after school activities “right in their own schoolyard” at the Indian River School Advantage After School Program. and building healthy relationship skills. Program registration forms are available in the Indian River Middle School office. create. Research has shown without supervised. contracted to oversee the program. For more information call Paul Passino. and academic success while developing healthy lifestyles and behaviors. have teamed up to create diverse. at (315)778-6252. However.ACS Green Press April 2012 Page 12 Look Who’s on the Payroll: Employment Readiness Success Stories! Congratulations to the following Employment Readiness clients who have recently landed a job! Alyssa Evans stream Joanna Brown Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes Molly Manning USO Kristen Crabtree Fairfield Inn and Suites Sharon Grillett Pier 1 Crystal Smith Hilton Garden Inn If you are one of our clients who has recently become employed.

ACS Green Press April 2012 Page 13 ACS Classes and Events for the First Two Weeks in April DATE Monday April 2: Class Newcomers Orientation Survivor Outreach Family Night Time 0900-1130 1800-2000 0930-1400 1330-1530 0830-1600 1000-1300 0900-0900 0930-1130 1530-1600 1600-2100 0930-1130 0930-1200 0930-1430 1330-1530 0900-1200 0930-1400 0900-1000 0930-1130 100-1300 1230-1300 1530-1600 1400-1530 0830-1600 0930-1130 100-1130 1400-1530 0900-1200 1100-1300 1530-1600 0900-1300 Location/Details ACS ACS Departs ACS ACS Call for location ACS ACS ACS Clark Hall A2-A6 The Spa Fort Drum ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS Departs ACS Ed Center rm 104 ACS ACS CYSS Clark Hall A2-86 ACS Call for location ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS Clark Hall A2-86 ACS DEADLINE FOR AER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN Tuesday April 3: Wednesday April 4: Thursday April 5: Drum Family Welcome Tour Stress Management 1st Term Financial Readiness Teen Job Fair Mother’s To Be Breakfast Employment 101` CONUS PCS Brief An Evening at the Spa Gold Star Wives Friday April 6: In her Shoes: Living with Domestic Violence Hearts Apart Support Group Monday April 9: Tuesday April 10: Master Resilience Module 2 Stalking Awareness ESOL Class Drum Family Welcome Tour VMIS 101 Build Your Business Workshop For Fathers Only Workshop Scream Free Parenting CONUS PCS Brief Thrift Savings Plan Wednesday April 11: 1st Term Financial Readiness Career Fair Prep Career Dev Seminar Key Caller Key Caller Thursday April 12: ESOL Class For Fathers Only Parenting Class CONUS PCS Brief Friday April 13: Insurance Workshop .

A2-86 Call for Location ACS CYSS CYSS ACS ACS ACS ACS Commons Clark Hall A2-86 ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS Clark Hall A2-86 Call For Location ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS Clark Hall A2-86 ACS ACS CYSS ACS ACS Tuesday April 17: Wednesday April 18: Thursday April 19: Friday April 20: Monday April 23: Tuesday April 24: Wednesday April 25: Thursday April 26: Friday April 27: Monday April 30: .ACS Green Press April 2012 Page 14 ACS Classes and Events for the Last Two Weeks in April DATE Monday April 16: Class AFTB Spring Marathon Resume Writing Computer Lab ESOL Class Anger Management AFTB Spring Marathon DRUM Family Welcome Tour EFMP Support Group CONUS PCS Brief 1st Term Financial Readiness AFTB Spring Marathon Positive Discipline Positive Discipline ESOL class AFTB Spring Marathon Overseas PCS Brief Volunteer of the Month Volunteer of the Year Ceremony CONUS PCS Brief AFTB Spring Marathon Autism Support Group International Spouses Group Budget Management Advanced Key Caller ESOL Class Computer Basics for Job Seekers Introduction to Word In her Shoes: Living w/Dom Viol CONUS PCS Brief 1st Term Financial Readiness Car Buying Course ESOL class Federal Employment Class Family Wellness Support Group For Fathers Only Parenting Class Computer Basics Excel CONUS PCS Brief Family Wellness Support Group In Her Shoes: Living w/Dom Viol Child Abuse Training OPSEC For Families Event Planning Time 0900-1600 0930-1030 0930-1200 1330-1530 0900-1600 0930-1400 1130-1300 1530-1600 0830-1600 0900-1600 1030-1130 1230-1330 0900-1200 0900-1600 0930-1100 1030-1130 1700-2000 1530-1600 0900-1600 0900-1100 0930-1200 0900-1200 1300-1430 0900-1200 09301130 1400-1600 1530-1600 0830-1600 1400-1500 0900-1200 0930-1130 1000-1100 1100-1300 1300-1500 1530-1600 1800-1900 0930-1130 0900-1030 1030-1200 1300-1430 Location/Details ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS Clark Hall.

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