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Department of the Air Force
New Parent Support Program
7329 11th Street
Hill AFB, UT 84056
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.
OB Orientation (OBO)
Topics include information on nutrition, dental care, information on the NPSP, TRICARE information, handouts on prenatal care, current literature on pregnancy issues, and much more. Parents will meet with a registered nurse and have a one-on-one appointment and receive a referral for the OB provider of their choice downtown or will attend a group OB orientation class. Contact 801-728-2600 to schedule your appointment.
We can come to your home with individualized information to help you with your parenting journey. This can include maternal/child health, adjustment to parenthood, infant care, breastfeeding, nutrition, military lifestyle, relationship concerns, prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Shaken Baby Syndrome, growth and development from birth to three years of age, toilet training, sleep issues/sleep training, parenting/discipline, childproofing, referrals to Give Parents a Break, community referrals, and more! Call Family Advocacy at 801-777-3497 to schedule a home visit with a registered nurse or social worker.
The Baby Basics class contains all the basic information you will need for your new little family member. The New Parent Support Nurse will cover what to expect the first few weeks, when to call the doctor, how to calm your fussy baby, how to read your baby’s cues, and learn about how to breastfeed your baby. A special 3-day pass may be available for attendees. For more information or to sign up for the class call the Family Advocacy office at 801-777-3497 or DSN 312-777-3497.
Dads: The Basics
Being a new father can be a challenge, so increase your confidence, knowledge, and skills during this 3-session class taught by dads for new dads. A special 3-day pass may be available for attendees. For more information or to sign up for the class call the Family Advocacy office at 801-777-3497 or DSN 312-777-3497.
Love and Logic
Facilitators will provide you with the skills needed to raise respectful, responsible children even when you are not watching. Using choices you will share control with your children, reducing conflicts and battles. Using empathy and choices allows parents to improve your relationship with your child. For more information or to sign up for the class call the Family Advocacy office at 801-777-3497 or DSN 312-777-3497.
Beyond the Bump
New Moms Support Group: New moms come together and safely share their concerns, challenges, and successes. They will learn traits of a healthy family, what to expect during their postpartum experience, and form supporting and lasting friendships. Call Family Advocacy office at 801-777-3497 for more information or to sign up.
Healthy Relationships: Couples Class
Falling in love is easy, but staying in love is an art. This 4 session course will address communication, trust, commitment, intimacy, and much more. (Partnering with Weber State University, and provides free dinner and child activities as well as gift cards for attending.) Call Family Advocacy office at 801-777-3497 for more information
Healthy Relationships: Singles Class
Learn how to have a better relationship, what to look for in a dating relationship and understand the connection that must be kept as a relationship grows. (Partnering with Weber State University, and provides free dinner and child activities as well as gift cards for attending.) Call Family Advocacy office at 801-777-3497 for more information
This class will help individuals recognize and manage anger. You will learn acceptable ways of expressing anger, better understand yourself, and improve communication to prevent angry situations. Call Family Advocacy office at 801-777-3497 for more information or to sign up.
An organization for moms, dads and their children (ages zero through kindergarten) to socialize with their peers, and form friendships. It's a wonderful support system and a way to form friendships that can last a lifetime. Call Family Advocacy at 801-777-3497 or DSN 312-777-3497 or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hillafbfap for more information.