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New Parent Support Program (NPSP)
338 S Dakota St
Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
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.
Expecting a baby is an exciting time that can be filled with joy as you embark on this new experience in your life. You may be juggling many competing priorities that involve meeting the demands of military life, working, taking care of toddlers and children, and taking care of your family, while also trying to take care of yourself.
It may also be a time filled with some anxiety and questions. But the New Parent Support Program can help you navigate through pregnancy, transition successfully into parenthood and provide a nurturing environment for your baby and young children.
The primary goal of the NPSP is to enhance the lives of infants, toddlers, children and parents; promote safety, health and well-being; and help families thrive by empowering parents with information to meet the challenges of parenthood while maintaining a military lifestyle. The program offers a variety of services, including providing information about prenatal health, infant care, nursing/breastfeeding, early child development, bonding with your baby, safe sleep environments, shaken baby syndrome (abusive head trauma), parenting education and more.
The NPSP helps military parents, including expectant parents, provide a nurturing environment for their children. Parenthood is like any other job — there’s a lot of learning at first no matter if it is your first child or not. The more guidance you get, the more confident you feel in carrying out your duties. The program offers support and guidance by helping parents:
The New Parent Support Program is a voluntary program of personal development and educational services for first-time parents with children up to 3 years of age. The focus of the program is to educate and prepare parents for pregnancy, childbirth and the first three years of infant care. contact family advocacy for more information at DSN 312-276-8217 or 805-606-8217.