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New Parent Support

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Babies don't come with manuals or guarantees. The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program (NHSHVP) is in place to help service members and their spouses adjust to the rigorous demands of parenthood by promoting positive family interaction and nurturing child development.

 

NPSHVP Services Include:

  • Home Visitation
  • Parent Education
  • Information and Referral

 

Home Visitation

 

 

The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program is a no-cost, voluntary program for military families who are expecting or have young children up to the age of three. The focus of the home visits is to help parents learn parenting skills, observe your baby's growth and development, learning how to meet the needs of infants and young children, prenatal and postnatal care, dealing with the changes of having a baby, and provide parent education and social supports for the family utilizing "The Nurturing Parenting Curriculum".

 

This curriculum is designed to:

  • Provide information on infant and child development, include potty training, safe sleeping and nutritional feeding.
  • Increase awareness of effective parenting through  the Nurturing Parenting  Philosophy while dealing with the demands of military life.
  • Enhance the quality of life for military families and their children Providing referral information about child care, single parenting, stress management, breast-feeding consultation and deployment issues.
  • Talk with military parents about the pleasures, as well as the challenges of raising children. Provide parents with effective parenting skills and techniques that result in positive child behaviour and/or how to manage a new baby in the home.

 

Parent Education

 

* The New Parent Support Program also offers a parent education class experience: "Understanding Birth and Parenting: A Class for Expectant Parents".

 

Information and Referral

 

The New Parent Support Home Visitor can also provide valuable information and/or referrals on a variety of needs for expectant parents, relationship counseling, adoption, blended families, parenting classes and much more.

 

For more information on the New Parent Support Program or with questions on parenting and resources call: (860) 694-4875/2714

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