Davis-Monthan AFB Family Advocacy

Mission

"To enhance Air Force readiness by ensuring family problems do not hinder the
performance of military personnel"

Core Programs

Direct Service Intervention -
These services consist of assessment, intervention, and treatment for victims and offenders involved in emotional, physical or sexual maltreatment.

Services Offered:

Individual and marital counseling
Stress and Anger management training
Group therapy for codependency issues

Outreach and Prevention Services - Services that promote healthy family relationships through education and support. Also included under outreach and prevention services is the New Parent Support Program.

Services Offered

Parenting Education
Stress and Anger Management
Relationship Enhancement Classes
Special Theme Events

Special Programs

New Parent Support Program - The thrill of a new baby is one of life's most wonderful and challenging experiences. However, parenthood is the role we are least prepared for. The NPSP's goal is to ease the transition by providing education and support to parents during the pregnancy, birth and up through the first three years of childhood.

Voluntary program consisting of home visits by family advocacy nurse specialist providing education on pregnancy, baby and toddler care, literature, videos, basic parenting classes, referral to community resources, couples communication skills classes, family counseling, and support groups.

Those who could benefit: Active Duty Families with children 3 years or under; Single parents, with no local support or family, parents of difficult children, expectant or new parents needing support, stressed out individuals due to financial or marital issues, those with limited or no knowledge/experience of care for babies, those experiencing frequent TDY's or a remote tour, colicky/ fussy, or high needs baby, parents having discipline problems.

Stress and Anger Management - The Stress & Anger Management Group is a 6 session therapy group that meets weekly and covers several areas of discussion including: Helpful strategies to stress and anger, how to apply the strategies in real life, learning to live without violence, effects of violence on men, women, and children, recognizing and controlling anger, alcohol, drugs and violence, learning to listen to others, feelings and communication, jealousy, becoming an assertive person, and negotiating conflicts.

Marriage Counseling Service - Therapeutic marital counseling services offered to active duty, reserves & retired military families, as a preventative resource. The emphasis is on prevention and for those individuals that voluntarily wish to engage in counseling to address the various common problems couples face. Common concerns addressed in counseling include communication problems, parenting concerns, intimacy and relationship enhancement. Individuals take an active part in developing the goals of counseling and services which are offered at frequency tailored individual needs

Baby Basics

Breastfeeding The Baby Friendly Way

OB Orientation

Dad's Baby Boot Camp - Children unfortunately don't come with a book of instructions; Dad's Baby Boot Camp is an informative class taught by volunteer instructors who are also new/experienced fathers. Facilitators can help participants feel more comfortable in their role in handling the new baby and to prepare for a more rewarding and enjoyable experience as a parent.

The class is interactive, taught by Dads and will provide practical knowledge about your new role as a Dad.

Parenting Program

This program is presented once weekly for 6 sessions. Sessions cover such core topics as: parents as teachers; communicating and how to change behavior, preventative teaching; setting your child up for Success and, teaching expectations, corrective teaching; responding to problem behavior, and teaching self control; responding calmly when your child wants to argue and yell.

Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)

The program is a highly respected workshop based in 25 years of research in the field of marital health and success. Classes will focus on improving couples communication skills and enhancing intimacy in relationships. All couples are welcome.

Unit briefings and trainings on any of the above topics or on maltreatment or abuse in family relationships

For more information, call The Family Advocacy Program at (520) 228-2104