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NEWS | Sept. 21, 2018

Vogel Resiliency Center offers Family Life Program workshops

By Daniel R. Katka Vogel Resiliency Center

The Family Life Program at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has relocated from the Military Family & Readiness Center to the Vogel Resiliency Center.  The move enables the Family Life Program team to collaborate with other helping agencies within the Vogel Resiliency Center to provide resiliency skills and holistic health to its customers. 

The Vogel Resiliency Center, or VRC, is a unique center within the Department of Defense that focuses on improving physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being. 

The other agencies the Family Life Program, or FLP, team collaborates with are:  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.  

All workshops are available to JBSA service members, dependents, retirees and Department of Defense civilians. 

There are a variety of workshops the FLP has scheduled for October through December 2018.  There is a minimum and a maximum enrollment for each, so be sure to register early. 

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. 

Helping Us Grow Safely (HUGS): Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon
A playgroup for infants and toddlers (up to age 5); open to parents and their children. The playgroup meets at the Middle School Teen Center, building 2515. Registration is not required.

Anger Awareness: Oct. 4 and Nov. 15, 2-4 p.m.
Lean to identify triggers, signals, expressions of anger, and techniques to effectively control anger.

What’s Your Mindset?: Oct. 10 and Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
When you are faced with challenges, struggling with change or unpredictable circumstances, this class will help you learn ways to examine these situations with a positive mindset that will cause you to grow. 

5 Love Languages: Oct. 24 and Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  
Learn your love language and understand those of your child. This class is designed to help your children figure out their individual love language and how to effectively communicate with their family and peers.

Stress Management: Oct. 18 and Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m.
Stress impacts our mind, body, and emotions.  This class provides helpful tips on how to cope with daily stress and gives resiliency skills to use during stressful life events.

Bringing Baby Home – Part I: Nov. 2, 9 to noon; Part II: Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon  
Getting prepared for your baby’s homecoming and providing information on infant care, infant safety, fears, and more. Dads are encouraged to attend.  (Two-part class)

Conflict Resolution: Nov. 1, 2-4 p.m.
Define conflict, common causes, and steps to resolve personal and situational contentions.

Effective Communication: Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Dec. 20, 2-4 p.m.
Hands on communication using verbal and non-verbal skills. Review the roles of a listener, receiver, and multi-tasking during communication conflicts. 

Army Unit Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Training: Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
Unit Family Advocacy Training, in accordance with Army Regulation 60818, regarding domestic and child abuse identification, reporting and prevention. Other topics include restricted and unrestricted reporting and transitional compensation program.