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United States Air Force
New Parent Support Program
2630 Central Avenue
Eielson AFB, AK 99702
The New Parent Support Program is a team of support staff — made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists — that focuses on providing individualized support for new and expecting parents. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes. Find out what’s available at your installation. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out a nearby installation to see if they have additional resources.
The New Parent Support Program offers information, support and guidance to military families who are expecting a child or have a child 3 years old or younger. Services are provided free of charge to eligible families. Program staff provides support in the areas of pregnancy, labor and delivery, infant and toddler care and safety, growth and development, parenting and family relationships through home visits, classes, support groups and referrals to community services. New Parent Support Program staff understands the impact that military life can have on expectant and new families and assists families in coping with these special situations. Program services are tailored to each family's unique circumstances and can help with preparing for parenthood, parenting skills, understanding growth and development, couple communication and stress management.
New Parent Support Program services are provided by registered nurses, licensed social workers and parent educators.
Program services are available to military families with an expectant parent or with children 3 years of age or younger.
To get more information, contact your installation's Family Advocacy Program office. Find your installation on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and select ‘Family Advocacy Program’ from the drop-down menu. You will find contact information specific to your installation on that page.
Anyone who is pregnant or has children under 3 years and has at least one member of the family who is eligible for treatment at the medical facility can receive services from the "Polar Babies" new parent support program. The program is designed to provide education and support to parents during their pregnancy and their babies first years of life. Topics include: what to expect when you are expecting, newborn/infant care, breast/bottle feeding, nutrition, car seat inspections, child growth and development, child proofing your home, toddler tips, discipline, family relations and personal needs. The program offers home or office visits, breastfeeding support, telephone consults, community referrals, educational programs and car seat safety inspections.
The New Parent Support Program offers a Polar Babies playgroup at the Base Chapel’s Toddler Room on Mondays 10 am -1130 am.