The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of social workers and nurses who focus on providing one-on-one support for new parents. The program helps parents, including expecting parents, develop the skills they need to provide a nurturing environment for their children.
Having a new baby in the home is a pleasure and a challenge for most parents. But for military families who are separated from extended family, parenthood can pose special concerns. To help parents cope with the challenges, the military has developed the NPSP. This program is voluntary and free of charge.
Through a variety of programs including home visits, Baby Boot Camp and Parenting Proudly classes, the NPSP will help your family cope with the unique, everyday demands and challenges of raising a family in the military. Click here for a downloadable NPSP PDF brochure (752 kb).
Who is eligible for the NPSP?
All military families who are expecting a child or have a child under six years of age are eligible to participate free of charge for all services offered.
How to enroll?
The NPSP is easy to join. Just give us a call at (808)257-8803 during regular business hours or visit us in Bldg. 216 (Marine and Family Programs Bldg).
Private, in-home support for new parents is the main focus of the NPSP. As a new parent, you may feel more comfortable asking questions and expressing your concerns about parenthood in the privacy of your own home. Call (808) 257-8803 for information.
Baby Boot Camp
A childbirth education and infant care class for all parents. Parents learn about labor and delivery, infant care, understanding their newborn, safety and much more. Click here or call (808) 257-8803 for more information.
Baby Sign Language
Learn signs to communicate with your baby/toddler, meet other moms and dads, reduce your baby/toddler’s frustrations and tantrums while having fun together through interactive activities and games. Held every Wednesday in Behavioral Health, Building 216, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Registration required. Click here or call (808) 257-8803 for information.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Bring your baby to share and learn in a friendly, supportive atmosphere – Thursdays 1000-1130 in the Chapel’s Toddler Room. Expectant Mothers Welcome.
Infant Massage Class
Learn about the power of touch in bonding with your baby, the benefits for the baby’s circulation, digestion, and emotional well-being. Call (808) 257-8803 for information.
Often times you may need the assistance of additional services offered through the military health care system, your installation, or the local community. NPSP professionals can help you find and take advantage of those services that suit your needs best.