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Lawton, Oklahoma is an ideal place for families with children and teenagers of all ages to settle down and enjoy life. There truly is something within the area for everyone. Take your children to the Museum of the Great Plains for an educational attraction like no other. Here your family can enjoy interactive exhibits such as Weather Works, ViewSpace, and Living History tours.1 Your children are sure to leave this site educated and entertained. Then head to Elmer Thomas Scenic Park featuring outdoor amenities for walking, biking, fishing, playing, and much more. You can even ice skate here during the winter months, making this a hit spot for your children and teenagers. Golf Maxx is another great attraction featuring 18-holes of family putt-putt fun. However, Cache Cinemas is a great place to enjoy a family-friendly friend for those wishing to stay indoors. Tomlinson Junior High and Flower Mound Elementary are two of several schools nearby for your family's educational needs.

Mental Health in Lawton

Children that have a mental illness can receive services as part of their individualized education plan at Lawton Public Schools. Children with autism, an emotional disturbance, an intellectual disability, or behavioral difficulty are provided with an array of supportive services that promote positive growth, healthy relationships, and enhanced daily functioning. Contact the Lawton Public Schools at 580-357-6900 for more detailed information.2

With the Ft. Sill Army Installation located in Lawton, there are thousands of active duty and retired service members. To meet the behavioral and mental health needs of this population, the Reynolds Army Community Hospital offers a number of programs and services. The Community Behavioral Health clinic offers active duty members a safe place to discuss feelings and emotions that negatively impact their functioning. Social work programs focus on promoting resiliency among soldiers that are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. Families learn how to support their loved one in managing his or her symptoms and promote healthy coping skills as well. For additional details, call 580-558-2800.3

The transition from incarceration back to normal life can be difficult for some people. To ease that transition, Aldersgate Redemption Church offers several programs as part of its Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries. Individuals can participate in support groups that focus on anger management, emotional regulation, and substance abuse issues. Services are also offered that promote positive interactions with family members and other loved ones that have been negatively impacted by one's incarceration. Further information about these programs is available by calling 580-355-4230.4

Current Initiatives

The David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative promotes statewide programs that provide at-risk and needy children with positive adult role models. The initiative works to disseminate information about positive mentoring strategies to organizations that oversees mentorship programs. The initiative also engages in outreach efforts to raise awareness of the efficacy of mentoring with regard to promoting academic, social, and emotional growth in young people. To learn more about mentoring or inquire about organizations that need adult volunteers, call 405-236-0006.5


References

1. Museum of the Great Plains. (2017). Permanent Exhibitions. Retrieved from http://www.discovermgp.org/permanent-exhibits.html
2. Lawton Public Schools. (2017). Special Services. Retrieved from http://www.lawtonps.org/departments/special_services/
3. U.S. Army Medical Department Reynolds Army Community Hospital. (2017). Social Work Services. Retrieved from http://www.rach.sill.amedd.army.mil/SWS.php
4. Aldersgate Redemption Church. (2017). Redemption Churches. Retrieved from http://www.okumcministries.org/cjamm/redemption_church.htm
5. David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative. (2017). Oklahoma Mentoring Programs. Retrieved from http://www.ofe.org/mentoring/programs.htm

Lawton is located in Comanche County, Oklahoma. It has a land area of 81.03 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Lawton is 96,655 people with 33,255 households and a median annual income of $42,493. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Lawton is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Lawton are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.