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United States Air Force
New Parent Support Program
Marek Park Road
Okinawa City Japan 96368-5134
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.
Course Description: Learn to raise responsible children using a win/win philosophy; Show love in a healthy way and establish effective control; Establish a rewarding relationship built upon love and trust.
Stress management portion will cover Understanding stress, the physical and psychological effects of stress. You will learn simple stress reduction techniques. The role of your thoughts in stress responses, and how to change patterns that contribute to stress.
Understanding anger, effects it has on different aspects of your life, understanding healthy vs. unhealthy Anger, and helpful anger management strategies.
This class is ideal for first-time dads and those who may want to brush up on their skills. Topics include basic childcare, adjusting to changes at home with a new baby, the "how-to's" and bonding with baby. Participants will have time to practice skills learned in the class hands-on. New, expecting, and veteran dads are encouraged to attend so that participants can learn from a variety of experiences. Dads attending the class may be given the opportunity to assist with teaching future classes and/or mentoring new dads.
Course Description: How to keep your relationship strong; how to recognize potential issues before they affect your marriage; how to explore a variety of ways to make your relationship a priority and how to make your differences benefit your relationship
Course Description: In this interactive group, couples will learn: How to communicate more effectively; How to forgive and mean it; How to enhance intimacy and How to cope with relationship stressors.
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