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Department of the Air Force
Mental Health Clinic
4311 Carswell Avenue
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
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.
Bimonthly home visitation services are initiated when parents engage in the program.
To enroll in the New Parent Support Program, expectant mothers may enroll while attending new obstetrician orientation.
New Parent Support Outreach
As stated above, this program includes services for military families who are pregnant and for those who have a child under age 3. A registered nurse can provide the following services: home/office visits, play activities, parenting issues, pregnancy questions, community resources, dealing with "terrific twos," normal infant and toddler behavior, information on growth and development and nutrition - feeding yourself and your child. These are no-cost, confidential, supportive services. Call the family advocacy nurse at the Family Advocacy Clinic at 702-653-3880 or DSN 312-348-3880 for more information.
Preparation for Parenthood
Preparation for Parenthood is a program for soon to be parents. The quarterly four-session program discusses the changes at home associated with having children. Topics include nutrition, new parents information, financial education, diapering options, Women, Infants and Children program and a nurse presentation. At this class you will receive a bundles for babies' package worth $70; this program is courtesy of the Air Force Aid Society. For more information, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 702-652-3327 or DSN 312-682-3327.