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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 & Holidays: Closed

New Parent Support Brochure (pdf)
 

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of registered nurses and social workers who provide supportive and caring services to military families with children from birth through five years of age.

HOME VISITATION:
Our trained home visitors have extensive knowledge of the issues encountered by today’s parents. They are sensitive to the unique challenges facing military families & can help families in the privacy of their own homes. Through a variety of voluntary programs including home visits and classes, the New Parent Support Program help families learn to cope with stress, isolation, post deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood.

WHAT IF WE’RE NOT NEW PARENTS?
The New Parent Support Program 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:

Baby Basics is a fast – paced class that provides information on labor & delivery, postpartum, breast-feeding and safety for babies from pregnancy to 12 months. 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) and combines Mommy’s Basic Training and Daddy’s Baby Boot Camp. Participants must register prior to attending class.

NURTURING PARENT CLASS:

The Nurturing Parenting class is an evidence-based and family-focused program for parents' 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. Some of the general topics discussed are: parenting strengths & assessments, learning activities to promote parent/child bonding, developing coping & stress management strategies, learning how to empower children to problem solve, attachment, empathy, child nutrition and self-awareness.