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The Give Parents A Break (GPAB) program is funded by the Air Force Aid Society and the purpose of this program is to offer eligible parents a few hours break from the stresses of parenting. Families may use this time to suit their personal needs.
This could be related to the military member being deployed, extended TDY, on a remote tour of duty, or is deployed to the missile field; a family crises or emergency such as serious illness of a family member, death in the family, extended illness of family members, birth of a new baby; the family recently moving to the base; having a child with special needs; and unique circumstances/hardships or having difficulties just being a parent.
A GPAB certificate is required for participation in the program. The base officials who can refer/issue a GPAB certificate for families include the Squadron Commander or First Sergeant, chaplain, doctor or other medical professionals, Family Advocacy personnel, Life Skills personnel, Airmen and Family Readiness Center personnel, or the Child Development Center or Youth Center directors.
The Child Development Program and Youth Center support the GPAB program by offering care on one Friday evening (6 to 10 p.m.) each month. Children between the ages of 6 weeks through Pre-school (NOT in Kindergarten) at CDC and children in Kindergarten (age 5) through age 12 at Youth Center School Age Program.
GPAB packets may be obtained/completed at the CDC or Youth Center. Immunization records are required for children who are NOT in the public school system and/or are attending CDC for care. All children must have current immunizations in order to attend. For more information, call 701-723-3750 (CDC) or 701-723-2838 (Youth Center).