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New Parent Support Program

Program Overview

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of licensed social workers, counselors and registered nurses who provide educational and supportive services to military families. From the early stages of pregnancy to the development of your child up thru age 5, this program can better prepare you for parenthood.

 

Our trained, supervised staff has extensive knowledge of the issues encountered by today's parents. Our team is sensitive to the unique challenges facing military families.

 

The NPSP helps families cope with stress, isolation, pre and post deployment, homecoming reunions, and the everyday demands of parenting in the military.

 

Who is eligible?

All active duty personnel and family members who are expecting a child or have at least one child age 5 or under are eligible.

 

What if we are not new parents?

New ages and stages in child development bring different challenges. The New Parent Support Program offers you the opportunity to express your concerns and ask questions about babies, young children and family relationships


Parent Benefits
  • Be prepared for parenthood
  • Become more confident
  • Understand your child's development
  • Develop common ground with your spouse in the are of parenting
  • Improve your relationship with your children
  • Develop new friendships
  • Make parenting fun
  • Be a better parent to your children
  • Feel more at time in the military community

Programs

NPSP Generic

 

Home Visits

Home visits can take place in the home, the New Parent Support office or any other convenient and comfortable location within a 50 mile radius. The evidence based Nurturing Parenting curriculum is utilized during home visits for military families who are expecting or who have children ages five and under. Home visit topics may include:

 

  • Age appropriate discipline

  • Age appropriate play

  • Effective communication

  • Stress Management
  • Nutrition

  • Deployment issues

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

  • Newborn care

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Toilet training

  • and much more

 


 

Baby Boot Camp

 

Baby Boot Camp Class

This is a fun and interactive 2-day class for expectant active duty personnel and their partners or those who have children up to 6 months. Baby Boot Camp covers everything a parent needs to know to take care of their newborn, as well as, information on resources for the whole family, including:

 

  • The role of a parent

  • Develop stages of infants

  • Basic infant care

  • Child Safety
  • Pre and postpartum emotions

 

Pre-registation required

Call during your 1st trimester to schedule a class during your 3rd trimester. Classes fill up quickly. Baby Boot Camp is for adults only, children are not permitted. Please make arrangements for childcare. Click here for CDC info.

 


 

Baby Boot Camp for Single Active Duty Moms

 

Single Active Duty Baby Boot Camp Class -


Single parents will have the opportunity to learn all about the topics covered in Baby Boot Camp to include coping skills for single parents. Pre-registration is required for this class.

 

Contact Us


Contact Info

New Parent Support Program


Bldg 799, behind the Russell Marine & Family Center, Brewster Blvd.

910.449.9501 | Fax: 910.449.9502 (MAP)

 

 Hours  
 Mon - Fri 0730-1630
For Holiday Hours, click here.

 

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NMCRS Well Baby Clinic & Budget for Baby

Well Baby Clinic

 

Visit http://www.nmcrs.org or call 910.451.5584 for questions or more information

 

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society accepts donations of gently used clothing, sizes infant to school age, for use in our Well-Baby Clinic. Your donations go directly to Navy and Marine Corps families in need and are deeply appreciated. Please bring your donations directly to the Well Baby Clinic. If you are unable to do so, please call our office at 910-451-5346. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

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