Family Support - New Parent Support

The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program (NPSHVP) is designed to promote positive family interactions, nurture child development, and prevent child abuse. NPSHVP is voluntary and offered worldwide for families of active duty service members of any rank or age. Enrolling in NPSHVP is as easy as calling any Fleet and Family Support Center.

Home Visits
During a home visit, a New Parent Support staff member will help you learn parenting skills in your home, check on your baby’s growth and development, and offer suggestions to deal with the changes a new baby brings to your family.

New Parent Support Resource Awareness Workshop is a four-hour workshop that assists expectant service-women as they make the transition into parenthood. Topics discussed include the Navy’s policy on pregnant service-women, Navy Family Care Plans, housing information, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and information about their Budgeting for Baby program, NPSHVP and Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), and information on career planning. Registration is open to first time expectant service-women.

Baby Boot Camp is provided by Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. The workshop provides information about discomfort in pregnancy, baby care, baby basics, infant CPR, home safety, NPSHVP, (SBS), and feeding your infant.

Positive Parenting is a workshop offered once a months at the New London Subase Library (MWR) to provide helpful information to expectant parents or with children ages birth to 4 on important topics such as: ages and stages, age appropriate discipline, nurturing touch, how to engage your child in cooperative behaviors, managing expectations,  family structure, and healthy attachment.