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 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 your time are different with more than one child in your house. This program helps develop support networks and answers questions while your family experiences these changes.
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.
“LET’S TALK” PARENTING VIRTUAL CLASSES
“Let’s Talk” Parenting Classes are monthly one-hour sessions that include education to promote healthy child development and familial relationships, as well as give parents an opportunity to exchange dialogue with other parents regarding their parenting experiences. See the attached flyer for the monthly topics that are being offered throughout this year. Participants must register 7 days before each class by calling the NPSP office at 530-495-9358. (This class is facilitated in partnership with the NPSP at MCAGCC, 29 Palms).
PLEASE CALL THE NPSP OFFICE TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES, PLAYGROUPS, AND SERVICES.
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