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Navy New Parent Support Group
Naval Base San Diego
3005 Corbina Alley
San Diego, CA 92136
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
All New Parent Support Program services are free and part of Navy benefits for parents with newborn children all the way up to 3 years of age. All expecting and new parents are eligible, even if this is not your first baby. First priority is given to families with a deployed active-duty service member as well as single active-duty members.
To enroll or access more information, contact the office at 1-866-923-6478 and ask for an NPS consultant.
NPS provides information, resource referrals, education and home visiting services. Ask the Naval Base San Diego NPS program about the availability of a baby shower for your newest family addition.
Healthy Start Military Family Cluster and Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego offer "Dads Corps," a program for military fathers with newborn children up to those aged 5. Sessions last for six to eight weeks. Free dinner is always provided as well as free personal visits and screenings, free gas cards, free movies, and free child care if needed. Groups fill up fast, call 858-565-4148 for more information.
The Commander, Navy Region Southwest Fleet & Family Support Center San Diego provides various workshops and information for new parents. The Effective Parenting class includes building positive communication skills, teaches about how and when to use effective discipline techniques and learning to encourage your child to develop responsible and healthy attitudes. Additionally, the Active-Duty Pregnancy Resource Workshop is designed for pregnant, active-duty members and explains rights and responsibilities under the pertaining Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction guidelines and gives the opportunity to learn about available resources and basic financial management. Call your F&FSC for details.
Naval Medical Center's Health and Wellness Department provides the following workshops for new parents: Boot Camp for New Dads, Mom's Survival Training and Newborn Care, and a sibling class for new sisters and brothers. For more information, contact the pediatrics department at Naval Medical Center by calling 619-881-9165.