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Fleet and Family Support Center - New Parent Support Program
Bldg. 1 - Massey Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32228-0042
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.
NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Mayport New Parent Support Home Visitation Program is designed to assist and support command readiness for service members and their families. NPSHVP provides education and support to expectant and new parents to empower them to meet the challenges of parenthood and their military lifestyle. Provided through Naval Station Mayport's Fleet and Family Support Center, the NPSHVP uses a voluntary home visitation model developed specifically to reduce the risk of child abuse. Naval Station Mayport's NPSHVP services are available to parents of children from birth to 3 years of age who are eligible to receive treatment in military medical treatment facilities.
Enrollment/What to Expect
After receiving referrals from various sources (commands, Mayport Branch Medical Center, walk-in's) clients are identified after completing a voluntary family needs screening. This is followed by home visitations, prevention/education programs and information and referrals to appropriate community support services.
At Naval Station Mayport, NPSHVP participates in many activities. These activities include our popular expectant parents workshop, the NPSHVP monthly playgroup and weekly briefings to the new obstetric patients at the Mayport Branch Medical Center. We work closely with the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society and their baby budgeting classes, which are provided to expectant parents bimonthly.
Each April during Child Abuse Prevention month, the NPSHVP sponsors several events. Some of these events include the Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation signing by the Naval Station Mayport commanding officer and an information exhibit at the NEX. The NPSHVP also represents the FFSC at various health fairs on base and onboard ships.
For more information or to register for a program or workshop, contact the FFSC at 904-270-6600.