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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.
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand. The New Parent Support Program is a free service for military parents.
The program focuses on one-on-one support through home visits. Parenting classes and playgroups may also be available at some locations. Staff members include nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists.
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program.
The program’s home visitors understand the challenges of military life. They can share tools for successful parenting during PCS, deployment and more.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, or para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have kids 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your Family Advocacy Program office or Military and Family Support Center.
This program is a voluntary in-home service. New parents receive educational and social support through home visits. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic safety protocols, New Parent Support services are provided by telephone or virtually via Microsoft Teams until further notice. Staff provide information and resources on parenting, family life, handling stress, health, breast-feeding, 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.