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Department of the Air Force
New Parents Program
15301 Warren Shingle Rd.
Beale AFB, CA 95903
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 New Parent Support Program is a voluntary program designed to build healthy communities and enhance mission readiness. This prevention program works with pregnant spouses and/or with parents of children from birth to 3 years old. Eligibility requirements for participation include:
One of the parents is eligible for military medical care* and if one of the following categories is met:
*Families of retired sponsors may receive services on a space-available basis.
Counseling: Couples, marital, and family short- to long-term counseling available; individual counseling on a case-by-case basis . Counseling sessions are confidential and are not reportable to command nor annotated in the outpatient medical record.
Breast-feeding, Pregnancy 101, Anger Awareness, Dads 101, New born care/infant CPR workshops: Call the office to schedule an individual appointment: 530-634-3423.
Be advised, Family Advocacy is embedded in Mental Health; when you call it is likely you will speak with someone from Mental Health. Please indicate that you are attempt to reach Family Advocacy.
Home visits: By request, a licensed registered nurse will visit and answer parents’ questions and lend support.