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by San Antonio Community Resource Directory (SACRD.org)
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In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include:
- Talking to Children about the Shooting
- Helping Youth After a Community Trauma: Tips for Educators (En Español)
- Talking to Children: When Scary Things Happen (En Español)
- Talking to Teens about Violence (En Español)
- Tips for Talking to Students about Violence
- Coping After Mass Violence: For Adults
- For Teens: Coping After Mass Violence (En Español)
- Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (En Español)
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (En Español)
- Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (En Español)
- Guiding Adults in Talking to Children about Death and Attending Services
- After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
- Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
- Once I Was Very Very Scared – children’s book for young children
- After the Injury—website for families with injured children
- Health Care Toolbox—website for pediatric health providers working with injured children
- Pause-Reset-Nourish (PRN) to Promote Wellbeing (En Español) (for responders)
Psychological First Aid
The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA; En Español). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile and the PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provide a quick reminder of the core actions. The PFA online training course is also available at the NCTSN Learning Center.
Additional PFA resources for schools include:
- Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) – Field operations guide
- Providing PFA-S: For Health-Related Professionals – handout
- Providing PFA-S: For Principals and Administrators – handout
- Providing PFA-S: For School Support Staff – handout
- Providing PFA-S: For Teachers - handout
From the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center
- Transcend (mobile app to assist with recovery after mass violence)
- Rebuild your Community: Resources for Community Leaders
- Media Guidelines for Homicide Family Survivors
- Timeline of Activities to Promote Mental Health Recovery
- Self-Help: Resources for Survivors
- E-learning Courses: Training for Clinicians
- Resources for Victim Assistance Professionals
From the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University
- Grief Leadership: Leadership in the Wake of Tragedy
- Leadership Communication: Anticipating and Responding to Stressful Events
- Coping with Stress Following a Mass Shooting
SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.
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AARC serves as an advocate and training center for health care professionals serving those most in need, and hopes to enhance educational programs to demonstrate how the involvement of young professionals can change the health care landscape of the San Antonio community.
Cultural Sensitivity: Cultural competency is at the core of the AARC service delivery model. AARC offers staff cultural competence training annually to build knowledge, skills, and increase capacity to improve working relationships with historically marginalized populations. AARC is committed to providing health-affirming care to our diverse client population. AARC staff not only reflects the community that we serve but also offers specific cultural sensitivity training with each population, including LGBT, gender non-binary/non-conforming, people of color, people with disabilities, and others.
LGBT Fellowship: AARC is pleased to announce fellowships to three university students per semester to work on-site at the clinic alongside skilled professionals. These fellowships will be awarded to students pursuing degrees in the field of nursing, medicine, and social work.
TBE is proud to offer coaching clinics that share the insights of coaches from all over the world. Their collective experiences provide unique ways of teaching and approaching the game of basketball.
Our clinics are designed to share these tactics and philosophies amongst each other to cultivate an environment of continuous learning and growth. This dissemination of knowledge is a critical component of improving basketball globally.
After the completion of our clinics, coaches receive TBE certification.
Texas CBAR is a statewide attorney referral program that provides free legal help to eligible nonprofit groups that cannot otherwise afford legal services. We connect volunteer attorneys with nonprofits that need assistance with transactional matters such as state incorporation, federal application for tax-exempt status, bylaws, contracts, internal policies, board compliance, and other matters that do not involve litigation.
A safe zone or a safe space is a place where all people feel safe, welcome, and included. It may be a room, a car, or an entire organization.
The Center’s Safe Zone Training aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their:
- LGBTQ peers
- family members
Creating safe zones is a proactive step that schools, agencies, and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential.
Safe Zone Training offered through The Center can be customized to meet the needs of any organization.
Our Safe Zone Training is a dynamic, interactive four-hour workshop that includes activities and discussion around:
- Inclusive and respectful language
- The process of coming out
- Understanding sexual orientation & gender identity/expression
- Taking action on our campuses and in our workplaces
- Where to go for help
- And much more!
- Safe Zone Certificates are awarded to participants upon completion.
Safe Zone Training can be customized to meet the needs of any organization and is free to the public and non-profits.
Call or email The Center for scheduling, rates for for-profit businesses/organizations, or other questions.
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LISC San Antonio organizes keynote and panel discussions featuring a range of local and national perspectives, presented in conjunction with local philanthropic, governmental, and non-profit partners. Speakers have included staff from across the LISC network as well as diverse experts in these fields.
The goal of the Community Conversations series is to introduce innovative ideas and create opportunities for collaboration to identify and address San Antonio’s housing and other equitable development challenges.
Click here to sign up to hear about future discussions.
Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio is transforming our community by advancing practices and policies that improve the quality of life of older adults in Bexar County, especially those most vulnerable.
SALSA has aligned its work to that of the World Health Organization’s Eight Domains of Livability:
- Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
- Respect and Social Inclusion
- Housing and Built Environment
- Communication and Information
- Civic Participation and Employment
- Community Support and Health Services
- Social Participation
SALSA is a collective impact initiative. Collective impact describes an intentional way of working together and sharing information for the purpose of solving a complex problem. Proponents of collective impact believe that the approach is more likely to solve complex problems than if a single nonprofit were to approach the same problem(s) on its own.
SALSA participants are a combination of individuals and organizations, with representatives from the business community, local government, and the social sector. SALSA partners are working on issues of housing, transportation, socialization, engagement, health, and caregiver support.
Beyond SAY Sí’s on-site year-round, long-term youth programs, we extend our reach through community-based programming. Working with our network of alumni and contracted teaching artists, SAY Sí aims to reach different populations with creative development work, arts and cultural experiences and training opportunities.
SAY Sí’s Artists Building Communities [ABC] means to broaden the idea of what art is, what art can be and how we engage with art in our everyday lives. By creating accessible positive arts and cultural experiences for all populations of students, their families, and the adults who serve them SAY Sí builds a broader and stronger community for the arts.
There are several ways SAY Sí works with community partners, professional, youth groups and the public:
• Creative Youth Development Programs & Partnership – Arts education via workshops and youth-focused events
• SAY Sí Field Trips – Tours & Workshops – Free and fee-based experiences available for groups of all ages
• pARTicipate – Tuition Based Camps & Events – Summer camps for elementary and middle school ages; fun adult art events
• Company & Org. Team Building/Retreats/Staff Activities – Let us help you get creative with your staff experiences
• Professional Development – Teacher, Youth Practitioners – Training in CYD, Youth Voice, Social Justice, Medium-based etc.
To request a partnership with our ABC [Artists Building Communities] Program, fill out our partnership form at saysi.org/partner-with-saysi/.
After-School Programs are offered in 35 schools; 11 are in the Edgewood and 24 in the San Antonio Independent School Districts. The comprehensive programs consist of an innovative academic component delivered by certified teachers and teaching assistants and an enrichment component in fine arts, music, dance, youth development, wellness and physical fitness. These programs are offered for two and a half to three hours, Monday through Friday, following the end of the regular school day.
Our expert staff provides training, educational support materials, and on-going support to campuses and school districts in the area of diversity in education. Diversity is understood to include enhancement of instructional practices and disciplinary actions toward the increased well-being of each student of ISD despite said students’ ethnic background, cultural experiences, or socioeconomic status.
- Student Culture-Development from Vision to Systems Maintaining, Evaluating, Fixing Culture
- Staff Culture
- The Five strategies for a successful Staff Culture
Managing School Leadership Teams
- Choosing your leadership
- Training your team
- Evaluations, Leader support, and student success
Observation and Feedback workshop
- Traditional Model vs. Current 21st century Model
- Observations and Feedback
- Identifying key action steps/effective feedback
- Strategies for Struggling Teachers
- Accountability/Tools for administrators
- Conclusion: Coaching
SDAIE (Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English for Language Minority Students)
- Develop effective learning strategies for all
- Recognize, understand, and value cultural difference
- Expand content knowledge/Demand equal levels of excellence for all
- Provide techniques/ and skills that can be used in the classroom
PBIS and Restorative Justice techniques used in the classroom
Our services continue uninterrupted.
Education for mental health professionals on mental diagnoses and treatment to help our community understand the impact of trauma on children.
by City of San Antonio (COSA), Department of Human Services (DHS)
The NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center, managed by the City's Department of Human Services in coordination with Goodwill and Communities in Schools, assists young adults (16-24) disengaged youth with the steps necessary to go back to school or find a job related to their interest
NXT Level is a City of San Antonio program partnered with Communities in Schools (CIS) and Goodwill Industries. The program serves young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are disconnected from education, work, and major societal support systems.
We are committed to providing a safe space where every 16 to 24 year old achieves their personal, educational, and/or career goals.
We connect each participant with a life and education/career coach. Coaches offer on-going case management, counseling, life skills, and referrals to community partners with demonstrated success.
Anyone between the ages of 16-24 who resides in San Antonio qualifies for the services and can either schedule an appointment or walk in to meet with a NXT Level coach.
We are available to assist your staff in the event of a crisis including the sudden or anticipated death of a student, student’s family member or faculty member. Services offered include:
- The Center’s staff will facilitate onsite debriefing sessions with staff to help staff cope and plan for crisis communication and assistance.
- In certain situations, the Center’s staff will facilitate onsite crisis support related to grief.
Staff provides training for agencies that wish to facilitate their own crisis or bereavement support groups.
- The Center’s staff provides crisis communication assistance, such as providing letters formatted to address loss and partnership with the CBCST.
- Phone consultations are available for counselors, teachers, staff and parents.
Crisis Services at the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas have been made possible by Valero Energy Foundation.
- You are enrolled or about to begin an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree Program
- You are a first-generation college student or would like extra support
- You are committed to completing your degree
You can enroll for free. Thanks to generous donors,
our program is completely free for students.
The YWCA is following all State, City, and District mandated COVID-19 protocols.
The YWCA Olga Madrid Center is a multi-purpose center that is the literal hub of the community, reaching multiple generations in the same families. The Center is reflective of the culture of the community, and offers important services with dignity and respect.
The Food for Thought educational series offers nonprofit leaders serving within disability service organizations the opportunity for low-cost education on topics within the realms of planning, HR, finance, fundraising, marketing, story-telling, management principles, and more. Serving up a little food for thought along with some tasty morsels, we bring these educational tidbits to community leaders over lunch. This is a valuable opportunity for nonprofit leadership to learn, network, and discover.
Daily Bread, as a Christ-centered organization, desires to help partners assist their communities in defeating poverty through God’s work. In addition to our weekly food distribution to our ministry partners, Daily Bread equips those partners with resources and training to address the root cause of poverty. Daily Bread focuses on addressing the defined root cause of poverty: broken relationships.
We do this by helping our partners help their communities mend their connections with God, other people, self, and creation.
Click here to learn about our upcoming events.
Early Childhood is the most critical stage in human development. Voices is committed to improving the quality of early childhood care and education by providing high quality professional development to those who care for and care about our children.
- Increase awareness of the importance of high quality early education and care
- Provide high quality training/professional development for early childhood caregivers/teachers/directors
- Help child care providers meet state training requirements
- Increase awareness of community resources available to care givers and the families they serve
- Increase awareness of public policy and advocacy among caregivers/teachers/directors
- Increase awareness of issues surrounding delivery of high quality care for young children among policymakers
Target audience is child care workers, teachers and directors of:
- Licensed child care centers and Registered family day homes in target City Council District
- Informal caregivers
- Family, Friends and Neighbors in target City Council District
Mission Presbytery is dedicated to helping mitigate disasters before they happen, respond with aid when they do, and stay through the recovery helping to rebuild lives, families, and the community.
We usually support other agencies with volunteers, equipment, and financial aid. Mission Presbytery also hosts/houses volunteers who respond to an area after a disaster. Our organization is not set up to help at the individual level, that is where each of the churches comes in, we serve other agencies, volunteers, and first responders.
Madonna Center Child Care Staffing Solutions (CCSS) is a child care staffing program dedicated to meeting short and long-term substitute and permanent child care staffing needs. The program mission is to serve child care centers with staffing needs through the provision of temporary personnel. The vision of CCSS is to reduce understaffing, one of the biggest challenges faced by child care centers.
Serves other child care centers.
Applications can be found here.
Partnering with Project Transformation to host programming for children can help re-anchor your congregation in your neighborhood.
Through this partnership, site churches are empowered to better cultivate two key traits of discipleship: radical hospitality and active listening.
Site churches are trained each year in best practices for leveraging the program by one another and Project Transformation. First and foremost, church members and staff are able to display radical hospitality as they greet children and their families, lead chapel services during programming each week, invite families to worship, and plan and attend Family Fun Night events with the young adults. Beyond this, the site church also enters, with more resources, a relationship of active listening in order to better learn and understand the community’s needs and assets.
Churches in or near high-need areas.
BE A CHAMPION, INC. is proud to have many program partners throughout the years. Without the partnership and collaboration, our programs would not be as successful as they are. If you would like to become a program partner, click here.
by National Alliance on Mental Illness San Antonio (NAMI San Antonio)
Bridges to Care San Antonio (BTCSA) began October 1, 2020, as an endeavor to train congregations to be companions to those with mental health issues.
Participating congregations form cohorts in geographic proximity and work together to make a difference in the area of mental health, both among their members and in their neighborhoods.
Each congregation is invited to choose up to 10 Wellness Champions (trainees) who take five modules of training equal to 20 hours of work.
After completing the training, each congregation will be known as a Behavioral Health Friendly Congregation, meaning it is a congregation that welcomes those with mental health concerns.
For further information, contact Geri Gregory.
Training is provided free of charge.
The Thread of Justice is an alternative model for social, environmental and economic justice that provides a clean and safe job environment, a living wage, nurtures leadership development and business opportunities for displaced garment workers and elderly women from the local area.
Merchandise from the San Antonio Cooperative and our sister organization in Chiapas are available in our Southside location.
All of our classes are available free of charge to other non-profit organizations (minimum of 8 participants).
BENEFITS TO YOUR ORGANIZATION:
- Our Nutrition, Health and Wellness staff travels to your location
- We provide all lesson materials and handouts
- Hands-on culinary demonstrations and free samples are part of the class
- Door prize drawing for participants
- Classes are fun, interactive and tailored to your group's needs
RESPONSIBILITIES OF YOUR ORGANIZATION:
- Contact the San Antonio Food Bank to arrange classes
- Confirm presentation with our Nutrition, Health and Wellness team one week prior to class
- Provide a suitable classroom to conduct class with tables and electrical outlets
- Recruit participants and guarantee a minimum of eight participants per class
- Provide supervision during the class
Click here for the current class schedule.
Click here to schedule a class for your organization.
The Mobile Pantry program is an opportunity for our partner agencies to bring a bigger yield of perishable and non-perishable food directly to clients.
Partner agencies dedicate funding to bring our Mobile Pantry trucks to their facility to distribute food.
On the day of the event, the Mobile Pantry comes filled with a variety of produce and frozen and refrigerated items to provide supplemental food assistance to qualified families and individuals. Each Mobile Pantry vehicle can comfortably provide 150 families with up to 50 pounds of food.
For questions regarding the Mobile Pantry program, please contact the Mobile Pantry Department.
We remain open during our normal hours of operation.
SJRC utilizes Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) as the primary program model for our programs. TBRI was developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the Child Development Institute at Texas Christian University. It is an evidence-based model with over a decade of research behind it. TBRI is a holistic intervention that meets the needs of the whole child. It is an approach to caregiving that is developmentally respectful, responsive to trauma, and attachment-based. TBRI purports three principles are the foundation for working with kids from hard places - Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting.
Our Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Trainers will help your staff, school districts, teachers, ministry, families or organizations grow in their understanding of trauma and dealing with children from hard backgrounds. Training is offered in person.
SAReads is mission-driven and 100% committed to helping children by training and supporting teachers in the science of teaching reading. We are:
Motivated to raise student reading achievement;
Focused on implementing the science of teaching reading with fidelity;
Striving for excellence in all aspects including training delivery, technical support, and customer service;
Committed to providing high-quality services regardless of your implementation model
A boutique service with a unique position to help LEAs implement a sustainable model for training and supporting teachers beyond 2023.
SAReads Literacy Facilitators (Bilingual - Spanish)
Literacy San Antonio, Inc. is a TEA Authorized Provider of Texas Reading Academies. Literacy San Antonio, Inc. is seeking highly motivated teachers and trainers who are excited about improving student reading outcomes by empowering teachers to practice the science of teaching reading. Positions will be filled based on demand for services. Literacy San Antonio, Inc. is accepting applications on an ongoing basis as we expect demand for our services to increase. In order to be considered for this position, you must first register for and pass the TEA Science of Teaching Reading Biliteracy Screener. (Do that here.)
SAReads Literacy Facilitators
In February 2020 Literacy San Antonio, Inc. became a TEA Authorized Provider of Texas Reading Academies. Literacy San Antonio, Inc. is seeking highly motivated teachers and trainers who are excited about improving student reading outcomes by empowering teachers to practice the science of teaching reading. Positions will be filled based on demand for services. Literacy San Antonio, Inc. is accepting applications on an ongoing basis as we expect demand for our services to increase. In order to be considered for this position, you must first register for and pass the TEA Science of Teaching Reading Screener. (Do that here.)
Click here to apply for a place on our team.
We gather local heroes who work together to empower our children to thrive.
Here we discover the heart of the local community. As the community comes together the environment begins to grow, common goals surface, and children begin to see a better future.