New Parent Support Program
NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
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 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 Cis 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.
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.
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.
MOMS AND MUNCHKINS PLAY GROUP:
Bi-monthly play group is offered for moms to interact with one-another. Group is informal and designed to foster friendship. The group also assists with socialization for children. Moms and Munchkins offers support and guidance as moms navigate challenges of parenting at MWTC where remote living conditions present unique challenges. The group is always positive and assists with finding solutions.
Classes are open to all eligible parents who are expecting a baby and/or have a child(ren) in the home under the age of 6 years old. These classes provide education that promotes healthy child development and familial relationships.
DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE NPSP HOME VISITOR AT (760) 895-0524 TO VERIFY AND REGISTER FOR AVAILABLE SERVICES DURING THIS TIME.
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