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Family Advocacy Program - New Parent Support Program
Building 922-2nd Floor
Brandon Suffolk United Kingdom IP279PN
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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 New Parent Support Program is a voluntary program designed for expectant parents, parents of babies and toddlers at both Royal Air Force Lakenheath and Royal Air Force Mildenhall. Registered nurses provide education and support to expectant parents and families through home or office visits, telephone consultations and classes. Home visits are available to give personalized one-on-one consultations in the privacy and comfort of your own home with a registered nurse. NPSP nurses can provide guidance and training on stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, feeding your baby or toddler, coping with crying, developmental milestones, parental responsibilities, effective discipline, toilet training, sleep habits, nutrition and more.
Bundles for Babies
The Bundles for Babies program is sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society and facilitated by the Military and Family Readiness Center. This workshop provides expectant parents with financial and informational resources.
Women, Infants and Children Overseas
The Department of Defense offers the Women, Infants and Children Overseas program to eligible participants, which includes mothers-to-be, mothers and children in overseas families with members of the armed forces, civilian employees and DOD contractors. The program provides benefits to women during pregnancy and up to six months after the birth of their child (or one year if breastfeeding). Income and family size, as well as other criteria are considered when determining eligibility. You may also be eligible if you have participated in the stateside WIC program.