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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 (757) 462-7563 or any Fleet and Family Support Center.

The following support is available to you at no charge:

Referrals

Many resources are available in the local Hampton Roads community. These include connections to other expectant parents, relationship counseling, adoptive information, parenting classes, rental partnerships, and much more.

Workshops

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.

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 RESOURCE AWARENESS WORKSHOP

Expectant service-women face special challenges as they make the transition into parenthood. This four-hour workshop was created to provide information to ease the way. 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, child care resources, FFSC programs and services, the WIC program, and information on career planning. Registration is open to first time expectant service-women. Their partners are strongly encouraged to attend with them.

To register, follow this link to the Class Schedule

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