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2012 USO Caregivers Conference
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)
Fort Sam Houston, TX
Meet. Share. Learn.
Together as a community, learn how to care for yourself while caring for your wounded, ill or injured loved one.
On May 30, USO Warrior and Family Care, in partnership with the Fort Sam Houston Soldier Family Assistance Center (SFAC), is hosting its third annual USO Caregivers Conference at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX.
The conference is open to spouses and caregivers of wounded, ill or injured service members, healthcare support staff and other community advocates residing in the surrounding area.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a registration fee?
Registration is complimentary.
What is the deadline to register?
Space is available on a first come, first served basis. To guarantee your spot, please register by Wednesday, May 16th. We will do our best to accommodate individuals who would like to register after this date.
Who is invited to attend the conference?
Spouses, parents and caregivers of wounded, ill and injured service members are invited to attend. Local healthcare support staff and advocates are also welcome.
Is childcare offered?
Complimentary childcare for children up to age 5 will be offered on a limited basis to assigned or attached warrior families from the Fort Sam Houston SFAC. Warrior families must be registered for childcare with the WTB to qualify. Please contact SFAC CDC Coordinator Roxanne Lacey at 210-916-6377 to make arrangements. This is first come, first served. All children must pre-register for childcare no later than May 23rd with the Ft. Sam Houston SFAC.
What meals will be served during the conference?
Breakfast and lunch will be served along with morning and afternoon coffee breaks.
What topics will be discussed during the conference?
- Communicating With Your Loved One After Injury
- Taking Care of You! Support for Kids of Injured Heroes
- Caregiver Resources: VA Benefits, Education, and Employment
- Resiliency and Burnout: How to Take Care of Yourself
- Confidence Boosting & Laughter: Learning to Stay Optimistic During a Difficult Time
Who will be speaking at the conference?
Guest speakers will include members of the military, wounded, ill and injured service members and their caregivers, and subject matter experts. We will continue to update the conference agenda and expect to have a final agenda soon.
USO Warrior and Family Care
The USO’s comprehensive long-term program, USO Warrior and Family Care, supports the continuum of care that helps provide wounded, ill and injured warriors with the hope and confidence to sustain their journey towards a full and rewarding life. The program also includes support to their families and caregivers as well as families of the fallen.
Fort Sam Houston SFAC
The Fort Sam Houston Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) is a one-stop administrative resource center hosting 16 different services supporting Warriors in Transition, their Family members and Surviving Spouses. The SFAC provides Warriors and their family member’s extensive assistance on their road back to duty or during their transition back to their civilian community.
When & Where
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.