Health Services

Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy is the point of contact for child, spouse, and unmarried intimate partner maltreatment reporting and treatment. It is mandatory for all Tinker Air Force Base Department of Defense civilian, to include contract employee, and military personnel to report suspected family maltreatment to Family Advocacy.

Family Advocacy Programs (FAP)

Available to anyone with base access

  • DAVA Services: Provides 24/7 response capability to active duty/family members who are victims/survivors of domestic abuse. Advises victims of military’s restricted/unrestricted reporting options and available military or civil actions to promote safety. Provides support and education; helps establish and maintain effective safety plans. Accompanies victim to court proceedings & appointments as requested. Provides tailored information and educates victims on impact of domestic violence on children. Supports victim’s efforts to have children assessed and treated. Provides follow-up services to each victim to empower them to better advocate for the safety needs of self and children.

  • Domestic Abuse Hotline: (405) 256-2825

  • Communication Basics: What “color” is your personality? Are you a Gold, a Green, a Blue or an Orange? Find out in Communication Basics class. Could your personality style sometimes contribute to miscommunication? See how greater awareness can help!

  • H.A.S. (Healthy Thinking, Anger, Stress, Self-Care): A 4-session class teaching better ways of expressing and reducing feelings of anger. Practice methods to help deal with stress and unproductive thinking patterns which may be causing problems in your life. Create better life balance and practice better self-care. Call to schedule yourself or even a group.

  • Power to Change Class: Power to Change is a 7-week education class facilitated by the Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate, aimed at providing Domestic Violence education in a group setting. The class will cover the basics of domestic violence, effects of the violence on self and other family members, coping with the effects, and recovery. The class is provided to anyone with base access and an interest in learning more about domestic violence.

  • New Parent Support Program, Eligibility: TRICARE beneficiaries who are expecting a baby/have children under age three or plan to adopt a child under three. Our registered nurses and social workers offer developmental assessments, breastfeeding support, childproofing, pre- and post-natal education, and marriage and family children support.

  • Pregnancy Resource Briefing: A monthly work-shop focused on expecting parent’s needs. Topics include: New Parent Support Program; nutrition during pregnancy; maternal dental care, Tricare enrollment for baby; fitness during pregnancy and profile information; shaken baby prevention; and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

  • Baby Basics Class: A four-session evening class for new and expecting parents. Topics include: infant health care; labor and delivery; coping with crying; how to budget for a baby; baby/child safety; breast-feeding; infant nutrition; bathing and swaddling your baby; post-partum depression and much more.

  • Dads: The Basics: This 3-part class provides a comfortable atmosphere to discuss “Dad” issues with other men: gender roles, ways to show you care, bonding, loss of “me time”, what to have at home, holding your new baby, diaper bag contents, what to take to the hospital, bathing baby, coping with crying, shaken baby and more.

  • Infant Massage: For parents with children under 12 months old. Have fun with your baby while you learn techniques to calm & soothe your child. The nurturing touch stimulates your infant’s brain development while strengthening the parent/child bond. This hands-on class is recommended after your baby arrives.

  • Infant/Child CPR: A one-session class for parents of children birth to 8-years-old. Learn and practice techniques for the resuscitation of children, toddlers and infants. A valuable course for everyone! (CPR certification is not provided).

  • 1-2-3 Magic: 4-part class for parents of children 2-6 years old. An effective program teaching a simple and gentle-but-firm approach to managing the behavior of all children. Learn how to discourage negative behaviors and encourage positive behaviors.

  • Lattes, Love and Logic Workshop: A 4-part class for parents of children 6-12 years old. Easy-to-learn techniques help teach responsibility and character. Immediate, positive effects lower the parents’ stress level.

  • Active Parenting of Teens: A series of classes for parents with teen. Learn to establish mutual respect & cooperation, decrease power struggles, mold values & help them make positive choices.

  • Play Group: (Rhythm Kids and Story Time occur on alternating weeks). Rhythm Kids: A joyful movement and music experience for parents and kids under 5 years old. Singing, dancing, para-chute play and loads of active fun!

  • Story Time: There’s no question reading aloud is good for kids and can be a load of fun! Join us to hear stories, sing songs and learn rhymes. (Weekly on Thurs-days, 10:00-11:00)

​​Services for Couples

  • Family Advocacy Strength-based Therapy (FAST): Marriage/relationship/family counseling. Provide information and referral services, crisis intervention, brief/short-term therapy, and/or focused supportive intervention.

  • Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP): A valuable 4-part course teaching dating, engaged or married couples essential skills: effective communication, work as a team, solve problems, manage conflict, and pre-serve and enhance love, commitment and friend-ship. Start having fun again!

Contact Us

Location:

Building 1094, Second Floor,
co-located with Mental Health

Hours:

Monday-Friday,
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone:

(405) 582-6604 

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.