The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program (NPSHVP) is a team of professionals providing supportive and caring services to military families with new babies. Navy families and other military families expecting a child or with children up to three years of age are assessed to determine if they need help managing the demands of a new baby.
In the program, new Moms and Dads can be referred to community new baby programs and are eligible to participate in a voluntary home visitation program, free of charge.
The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program was developed to assist military families in ways that friends and family would do if you were back home. This program offers expectant parents and parents of newborn and young children the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and to improve existing parenting skills, in the privacy of their own home.
The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program can help you:
- Cope with stress
- Manage the additional physical and emotional demands of parenting due to separation and deployment of the service member
- Nurture children to promote growth and development
- Answer questions about the everyday challenges of parenthood
- Locate local services and resources that can help parents with young children
Enrolling in the New Parent Support Home Visitation Program is easy! Contact your local Fleet and Family Support Center and ask for the nearest New Parent Support Program Specialist.