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FFSC New Parent Support Program
Fleet Activities Sasebo
Sasebo City Japan 857-0056
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.
New parents arriving in Sasebo can expect a warm welcome, and our expectant mothers can take part in classes for new parents, breastfeeding, playgroups and a host of educational materials.
There is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Office that can help qualifying parents.
Help for children with special needs is limited considering our remote location; however, children with speech and reading disabilities can be assisted through our school system. For a child with developmental delays, Education Developmental interventions Services can provide assistance.
The New Parent Support Home Visitor Program at FFSC provides a variety of support services for expectant parents or families with young children from birth to 3 years old. They help Navy families stay healthy and strong, by providing helpful information, educational classes, consultation, support and guidance during pregnancy and early infancy. All New Parent Support services are voluntary and confidential.
Services and classes include: