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Department of the Air Force
New Parent Support Program
1599 J. Street
Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205
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 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 Support 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.
In the United States, more than half of all of all infant car seats have at least one major installation error.
Safe Kids Grand Forks is an agency that is committed to preventing accidental injury in children. They partner with the Rydell Auto Center to provide monthly car seat safety checks free of charge to the community. The Rydell's check-up events are held at 2700 S. Washington Street on the second Thursday of every month. The events are from 4-7 pm.