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New Parent Support Program
7050 Air Depot Blvd
Family Advocacy Center
Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That probably means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand.
The New Parent Support Program is a free service that helps military parents, including expectant parents, transition successfully into parenthood and provide a nurturing environment for their children. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes.
The New Parent Support Program is a team made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists who offer support and guidance by helping parents:
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program and contact your installation New Parent Support Program office to find out what’s available at your installation.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, and para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models. The program is supervised and monitored at the installation level by the Family Advocacy program manager.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have children age 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your installation New Parent Support Program office or Family Advocacy Program office.
The Tinker Family Advocacy Program offers a wide variety of programs for individuals, couples, families and of course new and expectant parents. For more information, call 405-582-6604.
The Pregnancy Resource Briefing is held the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Lakesha Levy Conference Room (Building 1094 of the 72nd Medical Group). When you attend, you can expect to find out about:
For more information on the PRB, or to enroll, call 405-582-6604.
Baby Business Class
This four-session class meets Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, each quarter, from 6-8 p.m. Classes cover nutrition, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, baby safety, child growth and development, and more.
Quarterly skills only class designed to help adults learn CPR. No card or certification given.
Quarterly class for parents to learn skills associated with soothing, baby bonding, colic relief, attachment, and stress associated with parenting.
Parenting with Love and Logic
A four session class for parents of children ages 6-12 years. Simple easy-to-learn techniques to help teach responsibility and character. Immediate positive effect lower the parents' and childrens' stress levels.
A four session class for parents of children 2-6 years old featuring easy-to-learn parenting solutions and down-to-earth, kid-friendly discipline techniques.
Active Parenting of Teens
A four session class for parents with teens. You'll learn how to establish mutual respect and cooperation, decrease power struggles, mold values, help your child make positive choices in life.
Moms with a Mission
A weekly support group that meets at Tinker Family Homes each Thursday from 10-11 for any Mom with base access. Activities, discussions and education pertaining to being a Mom. Educational topics include, post-partum, mental health, stressors with being active duty or married to active duty, etc.
Dads: The Basics
A three-part class taught by Dads for soon-to-be Dads. Provide essential information about a variety of topics specifically geared for Dads to include different ways to support partner during pregnancy; preparing for baby; bonding and holding baby; coping and soothing baby's crying etc.
Services for Families
Services for families include:
The New Parent Support Program offers home visits from a specially trained Registered Nurse to assist expectant parents and/or those with children from birth to 3 years. Breastfeeding support, infant nutrition, childproofing and developmental assessments are among just a few topics covered.
Services for Individuals
Services for individuals include Healthy Thinking, Anger, Stress and Self-Care Class is a series of classes teaching and coaching better ways to express and reduce feelings of anger. Learn and practice different methods to manage stress and negative thinking patterns to create a better life balance.
Services for Couples
Services for Couples include: