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United States Air Force
New Parent Support Program
1599 J. Street
Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205
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.
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand. The New Parent Support Program is a free service for military parents.
The program focuses on one-on-one support through home visits. Parenting classes and playgroups may also be available at some locations. Staff members include nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists.
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program.
The program’s home visitors understand the challenges of military life. They can share tools for successful parenting during PCS, deployment and more.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, or para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have kids 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your Family Advocacy Program office or Military and Family Support Center.
The Grand Forks AFB New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is focused on assisting expectant families from pregnancy to age 3 adjust to being a parent & providing valuable information regarding the child's growth and development through education and assistance. NPSP is a component of the Family Advocacy Program primarily staffed with registered nurses and augmented by medical social workers whose goal is to improve the health and well-being of mothers, fathers, infants and young children. The Grand Forks AFB New Parent Suport Program works in conjunction with various other organizations on and off the military installation such as the Grand Forks Women Infant & Children (WIC), the GFAFB Child Development Center's Give Parents a Break sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society, Healthy Families, Safe Kids Head Start, and many others.
The NPSP offers free voluntary home visitation services that include pregnancy wellness, infant and child nutrition, parenting skills developmental screenings just to name a few. Enrollment involves a home or office visit which will include the completion of enrollment forms. Infant & Child CPR, breastfeeding support, infant massage, home childproofing and much more are offered. Program requirement to accomplish a minimum of 2 home visits per month.
According to the Journal of Pediatrics February 2019 data, in the United States 95% of infant car seat have at least one major installation error.
NPSP offers monthly car seat fitting stations conducted at the Grand Forks AFB Auto Hobby Skills Center by appointment, call 701-747-6806 for more information.