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United States Marine Corps
New Parent Support Program – Behavioral Health Services
3602 Hocmuth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92140-5177
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.
Aboard the Depot
The New Parent Support Program at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is a prevention and outreach program that offers in-home visits, parenting education classes and information and referrals for active-duty personnel and family members who are either expecting a child or have at least one child age 5 or under. The NPSP is located in Building 6E and can be reached by telephone at 619-524-0805/8033/0465.
Call us today to learn more about any of the following services:
All active-duty personnel and family members who are expecting a child or have at least one child age 5 and under are eligible to receive NPSP services. Home visits can take place in the home, at the New Parent Support Office or at any other convenient and comfortable location. Home visit topics include:
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Baby Boot Camp
This is a fun and dynamic class for expectant active-duty personnel and their partners that addresses numerous topics about your new baby, such as basic infant care, the developmental stages of infants, soothing your infant, child safety and postpartum emotions. Whether it is a Marine's first baby or third, current information about infant care and local resources is crucial to build strong families.
Classes are held on the last Wednesday of every other month from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call for dates, registration and class location.
In-home developmental screening is available for children one month to five years of age. Home visitors assess your child's communication, motor skills, problem solving and social and emotional development. Learn how to enhance your child's development through fun and easy activities.
Infant massage is a wonderful and nurturing way to connect, communicate and bond with your infant. Learn about the power of touch in bonding with your baby and the benefits of massage for your baby's circulation, digestion and emotional well-being. NPSP offers free individual classes, as well as a four-week group class for caregivers with infants 4 weeks to 12 months of age.
This is an eight-week individual program teaching effective co-parenting skills for single, separated, and/or divorce parents. All classes must be completed in order to receive a certificate of completion.