Wright-Patterson Family Advocacy Program


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The mission of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is to build healthy Air Force communities through implementing programs designed for the prevent, intervene in, and treat child and intimate partner maltreatment.

Telephone: (937) 257-6429/4608. 
Fax: (937) 656-0643 
Location: Wright-Patterson Medical Treatment Facility, 4th floor 
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday 
After hours: (937) 257-3203/2969

In an emergency, call 911 or call the Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate at the confidential 24 hour number – 937-265-0022

Core Program Components


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Prevention/Outreach Program: Early intervention is key before unhealthy behaviors led to forms of maltreatment. Provides briefings and training for all base personnel on all forms of family and child maltreatment prevention.   Provides information, referrals to on, and off-base communities.  

New Parent Support Program: Offers prenatal and parenting education, office and home visits before and after delivery until age 3, regardless if it is the first child or 5th child born into the family.  Other program offerings include phone consultations, child development screening and resources.


FAST (Family Advocacy Strength Based Treatment):  Marriage and family counseling for active duty members and their families.

     -Goal is to prevent incidences of maltreatment and help families and couples work through problems
     -Documentation is kept in FAP only and not placed in medical record

Maltreatment Intervention: This program is Mandatory for all active duty sponsors when a referral is made due to suspected form of family maltreatment. Provides assessments, safety planning, and treatment for domestic violence referrals.

 Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Services: Offers safety planning for victims of domestic violence.  Also provides resources, referrals, legal support, case management and support for victims in a variety of situations.


About Us

  The U.S. Air Force is committed to the development of healthy Air Force communities in support of our ever-ready global force projection mission. To that end, the Family Advocacy Program address issues in our families that may impact our readiness or otherwise distract our military workforce from their essential everyday tasks.

Maltreatment of family members occurs in our communities, as it does in the civilian communities around our bases. Family Advocacy assesses family functioning, strengths, deficits and exceptional needs and makes recommendations to support and enhance Air Force families' abilities to maintain a high degree of family readiness in support of the Air Force mission.

Family Advocacy has developed intervention services to address child and spouse maltreatment in our military families. Our goal is to provide prevention and intervention at the earliest sign of difficulty in a family or relationship. Our greatest successes come from immediate, focused, early intervention services for families at risk for maltreatment.
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Free Family Advocacy Classes

Please call the Family Advocacy Program at
(937) 257- 4608/6429 for more information or to register for a class.

 - Managing Anger for Healthier Relationships:  This four-week class teaches healthier ways of expressing and reducing feelings of anger.  Practice techniques to help deal with stress, and learn how unproductive thinking patterns may have been causing problems in your relationship.

- PREP 8.0 (Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program): This 4-week class has couples learning how to communicate effectively, work as a team to solve problems, manage conflicts without damaging closeness, and preserve and enhance commitment and friendship.

- Dads 101:  This 3-hour class workshop is a fun and interactive class where expectant fathers learn information on the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy, what to expect during labor and delivery and how to help, as well as, newborn care and their new role as a dad from experienced fathers.  Taught by an active duty seasoned father.

- Active Parenting of Teens:  This four-week class will give parents the guidance and support needed to turn the challenges of raising a teenager into opportunities for growth.

- Parenting with Love & Logic:  This four-week class is for parents of children ages 6-12.  Techniques that are learned:  are simple and easy to learn; teach responsibility and character; lower the parents’ stress level; have immediate positive effects.  Up the odds that you will enjoy lifelong positive relationships with your kids.