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January 11, 2013

ACS offers special classes during 2013

Army Community Service

Army Community Service will offer a parenting support group on Thursdays beginning on Jan. 24 until Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. – noon. Classes will focus on discipline and communication skill-building for parents with children of all ages. Learn new parenting strategies that work.

Mindfulness Group will be held at noon on Wednesdays for 45 minutes beginning on Jan. 23. Learn how to manage stress, improve concentration and recharge yourself. Come and see what it is all about.

Learn healthy alternatives to build a better relationship. Classes begin on Jan. 22 and will be held on Tuesdays weekly from 1 – 2 p.m. for six weeks. Contact Elaine, Family Advocacy Program manager at 533.2330/6873.

The New Parent Support Program is offering parent-tot play groups, Baby Boot Camp and more. Call Louise at 533.8961/2330 for more information about what the program offers.

Army Family Team Building classes are starting up again for 2013. Level One will be held on Jan. 18 in the ACS Conference Room.

Find us on Facebook at FortHuachucaArmyCommunityService.

ACS provides safety awareness information
Safety is always a top concern for parents. Here are guidelines from Fort Huachuca’s Unattended Child Policy #048.

Motor vehicles are not safe places for children to be left alone. Parents must be able to observe children at all times, including during roadside emergencies. Do not ever leave the car running, and do not leave the ignition key within access of a child.

Never leave a child in a car alone — even to run into a store for a moment.

Children 10-11 may be left alone in an unsupervised home for a reasonable period of time, not to exceed four hours. Children 12 and older may be left alone for a reasonable period of time. Children under 12 may not baby-sit, even for siblings. Children under 16 will not be left alone overnight.

All children must be provided the information for home and work numbers. Parents are responsible for providing all prearranged plans. Parents must consider all factors, provide for emergencies and take into consideration the emotional, mental and physical capabilities of the child. Please contact ACS for the full policy at 533.2330 or the Family Advocacy Program manager, at 533.6873.




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