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United States Navy
New Parent Support Program - Air Force and Navy
Military and Family Support Center
4827 Bougainville Drive
Honolulu, HI 96818-3174
The New Parent Support Program is a team of support staff — made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists — that focuses on providing individualized support for new and expecting parents. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes. Find out what’s available at your installation. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out a nearby installation to see if they have additional resources.
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.
New Parent Support Program services are provided by registered nurses, licensed social workers and parent educators.
Program services are available to military families with an expectant parent or with children 3 years of age or younger.
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.
This program is a voluntary in-home service. New parents receive educational and social support through home visits. Staff provide information and resources on parenting, family life, handling stress, health, introduce infant massage, and help in finding other needed services, and resources. This program utilizes the curriculum of the Nurturing Families program.
There are New Parent Support staff certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians who are able to provide education on car seat safety and demonstrate to both expecting and current parents how to properly install car seats in the vehicles.
Goals of the program include: (1) Prepare for parenthood, (2) Increase your confidence in parenting, (3) Understand the ages and stages of your child's development, (4) Reduce Stress, (5) Build your relationship with your child.
This program is offered by Military and Family Support Center (MFSC), Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH). Call us at 808-474-1999, DSN 315-474-1999, Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The State of Hawaii Child and Family Services operates the Parent Line, a free statewide confidential telephone line which offers support and information to parents and other caregivers. The phone line staff will help you problem-solve parenting challenges and child and adolescent behavior and development issues. Community resources information and parenting handouts are available. The Parent Line parents is for children 0 - 20 years and expecting parents. Contact them at 808-526-1222.