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New Parent Support Program

New Parent Support Program

Bldg. 1438
760.830.7622

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

New Parent Support Brochure (pdf)
 

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of registered nurses and licensed clinicians who provide supportive and caring services to military families who are expecting and/or with children from birth to five years of age. Through a variety of voluntary programs, including home visits and classes, the NPSP helps families learn to cope with stress, isolation, post deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood.

HOME VISITATION: Home visitation is a chance to form a warm, caring bond with a professional who can help with your concerns as a parent or parent-to-be in the privacy of your home. Our trained home visitors have extensive knowledge of the issues encountered by today’s parents and are sensitive to the unique challenges facing military families.

WHAT IF WE’RE NOT NEW PARENTS?
The NPSP is not just for new parents. Even if you’ve been raising your family for a few years, new ages and stages bring different challenges. We offer families the opportunity to express their concerns and ask questions about babies, young children and family relationships.

WHAT IF THIS ISN’T OUR FIRST BABY?
Often adding a brother or sister to the family presents a real change in the family. Demands on family time are different with more than one child in the house. This program helps develop support networks and answer questions while the family experiences these changes.


CLASSES OFFERED

BABY BASICS BOOT CAMP:

Baby Basics Boot Camp is a class that provides information on labor & delivery, postpartum, breast-feeding, bottle feeding, and safety. The class emphasizes the father’s involvement and includes interactive demonstrations of basic infant care, such as bathing, diapering, and soothing a crying baby. This class is provided to expectant parents (both couples & singles). Participants must register prior to attending the class by calling the NPSP Office.

PARENTING ESSENTIALS:

Parenting classes are offered, utilizing evidence-based and family-focused programs, such as The Nurturing Parenting curriculum that is recognized internationally for enhancing self-worth, empathy, discipline, and empowerment. It embraces the importance of raising children with respect, compassion, and integrity, always keeping the well-being of children as the primary goal of parenting. Participants must register prior to attending the classes by calling the NPSP Office.