Steps to Effective Parenting
Carolines Avenue
Bldg 26012
Yigo, Guam 96543

Phone 671-366-5167
Phone (DSN) 315-366-5167
Fax 671-366-5122
Fax (DSN) 315-366-5122

Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun - closed
Holidays and PACAF Family Days – closed

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New Parent Support Program

General Program Description

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.

Staff Qualifications

New Parent Support Program services are provided by registered nurses, licensed social workers and parent educators.

Eligibility

Program services are available to military families with an expectant parent or with children 3 years of age or younger.

Enrollment

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.

Installation Specific Information

The New Parent Support Program is co-located with the Andersen Clinic under the Family Advocacy Program.  This program provides expectant mothers and parents with kids with information on developmental stages, tips and hints in parenting.


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