Services that fall under the medical category should be available through your MTF, TriCare case manager or the community Children's Hospital if there is one in your area. If unable to locate medical programs on your Base contact the nearest Children's Hospital and ask for the "Parent Education Specialist" or, in the absence of a specialized pediatric hospital, call the local hospital that handles most pediatric patients and request to speak with their Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Ask for a list of medical resources in your area. Check out our "Resource Links" page for other resources in your state.
Education Information and Parent Support Groups
Education and Parent Support information is available through the STOMP program for military parents. With 2 main offices in Washington State and 3 Regional offices across the US, STOMP provides a network of volunteers who have attended one of the annual STOMP Parent Professional Teams Workshops. These folks are a great resource for all sorts of things unique to your area. Not to mention great assets in finding social contacts and emotional support in the surrounding community. To find a contact in your area you may contact any of the 5 STOMP offices. See STOMP for an office or volunteer in your area.
Contact your Base, local county or city/municipal recreation office for programs offered in your area. Ask to be placed on their mailing list, request calendars and contact numbers. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and become involved in the community.