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 Now is the time to establish guidelines for children to play safe and have fun indoors and outdoors.
 Tips to having a safe and great summer.
 Joint Base Andrews Child Supervision Guidelines can help ensure the safety of children.
Family Advocacy Office is here for you!

Posted 6/17/2011   Updated 6/21/2011 Email story   Print story

    


by Joyce Cravin
779 MDG Family Advocacy Program


6/17/2011 - Joint Base Andrews -- Remember those hot days of summer fun? Well, they're back! The pools are open and local public schools close on 17 June. Now is the time to establish guidelines for children to play safe and have fun indoors and outdoors. Joint Base Andrews Child Supervision Guidelines can help ensure the safety of children. Family Advocacy Program at 1191 Menoher Drive has copies of Joint Base Andrews Child Supervision Guidelines. We are open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. so hope to see you soon. Use the internet to locate Maryland, and Virginia Department of Social Services for their guidelines (too numerous to list).

Consider including things below to your list of safe behaviors and healthy habits.
-Post important telephone numbers and/or program cell phones with parents cell/work numbers, fire, police, other responsible adult, etc.
- Child proof your home
-Sun safety in/out of the pool (lots of sun screen and appropriate covering)
-Helmets, life jackets, and protective gear for biking, swimming, skating, etc.
-Internet and texting precautions (there are many individuals who would do harm to your children if given access)

Other helpful information not related to summer is Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) returned to provide assistance on Thursday at the Family Advocacy Office; 1191 Menoher Drive. FAP only provides space to WIC making service more accessible to the Active Duty population who live in Prince George's County. Telephone WIC at (301) 856-9600 to schedule an appointment, determine eligibility requirements, documents needed, etc.

Listed below are some resources FAP staff gives to clients. You may be familiar with some but not others.
Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.com
www.healthnetfederalservices.com
www.jbmhh.army.mil (Scroll down to bottom right for Life YOUniversity listing of classes/event for military community)

Here is your chance to get a cold ice tea or lemon aide (sweeten or unsweetened) and leisurely review resources that are also available to you. You can also consider doing what was done in the "olden days"...gets ideas from your neighbors and shares yours with them. Remember, people can tell you what to do, what to look for, where to go but you are the best judge of what is important and interesting to you. So. . . ready, set, go for a safe and great summer.
 



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