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New Parent Support Program

New Parent Support Program

Bldg. 1438
760.830.7622

REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

COVID-19 HOURS OF OPERATION
Services being provided telephonically.

New Parent Support Brochure

 

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

Please call about classes as all services are not in person and are currently provided telephonically.

BABY BOOT CAMP:
Baby 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.

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INFANT MASSAGE CLASSES:
Infant Massage is an opportunity for parents to bond and communicate with their infants through touch. It can help to aid in infants' digestion and promote sleep. This class will give you an opportunity to gain a better understanding of your infant's cues and contribute to their growth and development.

LET'S TALK SNACK CHAT:
Snack-Chats are monthly one-hour sessions that include education to promote healthy child development and familiar relationships, as well as give parents an opportunity to exchange dialogue with other parents regarding there parenting experiences. Snacks are provided, and these chats are for PARENTS ONLY. Parents needing childcare during these classes are encouraged to contact the Child & Youth Programs Resource & Referral Office at 760.830.3349 a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the class they wish to attend. Parents will be responsible for the cost of their childcare. Participants must register for Snack-Chats prior to attending the class by calling the NPSP Office.

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