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United States Navy
New Parent Support Program
Hoffpauir Administrative Center
Fleet & Family Support Center
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.
NPS services are available to expectant parents, both single and married, and parents of children from birth to three years of age. Participation is strictly on a voluntary basis. A home visitation schedule is set up with a provider to evaluate and meet parent/child needs. Home visitors have backgrounds in maternal/child health, child development, public health, nursing or social work.
The New Parent Support Program's goals for participant families are to promote healthy family functioning and positive parent-child interaction, increase parents' awareness of positive parenting, promote healthy childhood growth and development, increase parents' coping skills regarding the addition of a new child to the family, improve prenatal care through referral to services and health related education and to increase parents' awareness of and access to military community resources available for families. Home visits and one-on-one sessions are geared towards meeting these goals by providing some extra support while raising a family away from traditional resources.
We accomplish this through informative classes, support groups, hospitals, and individualized home visits, office appointments, supportive telephone calls, and a large book and video lending library. We currently offer Baby Boot Camp for new and experienced parents to be, Parenting Class: How to talk so kids will listen, Music and Movement Mondays
If you are interested in enrolling in the New Parent Support Program, or you have any additional questions, please contact the Fleet and Family Support Center at DSN 314-624-4291.
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