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New Parent Support Program
Hoffpauir Administrative Center
Fleet & Family Support Center
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.
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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