COMPREHENSIVE SOLDIER FITNESS TRAINING FACILITY (CSFTF)
Fort Hood’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Training Facility uses a comprehensive approach to build strength in individuals and Families. A city-block sized complex at 31st Street and Battalion Avenue, the CSFTF was based on feedback from Soldiers and Family members. The CSFTF is family-friendly and flexible. All the offerings can be taken singularly or together, and everything is available in a centralized location. The CSFTF falls in line with the Army’s comprehensive Soldier fitness program, which incorporates the same holistic approach to complete mind, body and spiritual health and aims to prevent problems instead of dealing with drastic circumstances.
RESILIENCE AND RESTORATION CENTER
The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Resilience and Restoration Center (R&R Center) provides outpatient psychological and consultation services as appropriate to maintain the mental health of active-duty personnel. The R&R Center is staffed with active-duty and civilian professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and psychology technicians. It is the central location for outpatient behavioral health treatment on Fort Hood. Patients may self-refer to this program by visiting the Urgent Triage Center for initial assessment. Once initial assessment is made, follow-up appointments are seen at the main R&R Center.
WARRIOR COMBAT STRESS RESET PROGRAM
The Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program is designed to help address these common and normal reactions to war experiences. The emphasis is on helping to calm your mind, body and spirit after returning from war. Combat puts Soldiers in an environment where a constant state of vigilance (hyper-arousal) is beneficial to saving one’s life. We are committed to the idea that with education, the development of new and effective coping and self-regulation skills and time-limited intensive counseling we can help provide initial emotional relief for many returning Soldiers and prepare them for full recovery. This program is designed for Soldiers who are committed to an intensive and structured program of treatment and whose goal is to further their careers with continued service in the U.S. Army. The program is structured as a three-week intensive program focused on reducing hyper-arousal and reactivity. Reducing these core symptoms of combat stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder allows other treatments to be more effective. It also provides tools for preventing future trauma. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Boy Scouts have many packs and troops in the area. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Check them out at www.leonvalleydistrict.org. Girl Scouts offers girls the tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives. Leadership opportunities through Girl Scouting focus on engaging girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others and taking action to make the world a better place. To learn more and find a troop, visit www.gsctx.org.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS
There are several Boys & Girls Clubs in the area. They offer services for children 7 to 17 years old. The clubs provide a variety of grouped recreation, educational and social programs. A recent affiliation between Clements Boys & Girls Clubs in Killeen and Fort Hood Army base increased club membership by 100 percent when military kids were offered free memberships.
ARMED FORCES YMCA
The Central Texas Armed Services YMCA began because of a vision by volunteers that programs for youth and adults should be available in the local communities. Because the communities are made up of Soldiers and Families, the ASYMCA continues to play a major role of support for the men/women of the Armed Forces and their Families. The first Summer Day Camp site was started in 1989 and the first after-school child care program opened in 1990 in the Killeen Independent School District. In 1991, the ASYMCA expanded its child care to the Copperas Cove Independent School District. The ASYMCA provides the area with 17 before-school and 25 after-school sites serving over 750 children a day. The ASYMCA has 73 child care staff with 30 high-school seniors in co-op partnership. The centers are in Killeen at 415 N. Eighth St. and in Copperas Cove at 501 Clara Drive.