The New Parent Support Program is a confidential, voluntary program offering assistance, education and support to our Marine Corps families. New parent support program provides in-home visits, parenting education classes, information, and referrals for active-duty personnel and their family members. Through a variety of programs, New Parent Support can help families adjust to having a new baby, cope with stress, isolation, pre and post deployment, reunification, and the everyday demands of parenting in the military.

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The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of social workers, counselors, and registered nurses who provide confidential education and support to Marine families who are expecting or raising children aged 0-5 years old and are here to support you and your family.

What if we are not new parents?
New ages and stages in child development bring different challenges. The New Parent Support Program offers you the opportunity to express your concerns and ask questions about babies, young children and family relationships.

Who is eligible for services?
All active duty personnel and family members who are expecting a child or have at least one child under the age of 6 are eligible.

Parent Benefits

  • Be prepared for parenthood
  • Become more confident
  • Understand your child’s development
  • Develop common ground with your spouse in the area of parenting
  • Improve your relationship with your children
  • Make parenting fun
  • Be a better parent to your children
  • Feel more at home in the military community

Home Visits
Home visits are confidential and can take place in the home, the New Parent Support office, or any other convenient and comfortable location. The evidence-based Parents as Teachers curriculum is utilized during home visits. 

Home Visits
Home visits can take place in the home, the New Parent Support office, or any other convenient and comfortable location. The evidence-based Parents as Teachers curriculum is utilized during home visits. Home visit topics may include:

  • age-appropriate discipline
  • age-appropriate play
  • effective communication
  • stress management
  • nutrition
  • deployment issues
  • safe sleep information
  • newborn care
  • sibling rivalry
  • toilet training
  • and much more

Baby Boot Camp
This is a fun and interactive class for expectant active duty personnel and their partners. Baby Boot Camp covers everything a parent needs to know to take care of their newborn, as well as, information on resources for the whole family, including:

  • the role of a parent
  • developmental stages of infants
  • basic infant care
  • child safety
  • pre- and post- partum emotions

Classes are offered bi-monthly from 9am-4pm or on an as-requested basis. Please call for more information or to register. 

Parenting Classes
Please call New Parent Support Program for dates and times.

What can the New Parent Support Program do for me?
This program offers expectant parents and parents of young children the opportunity to learn new skills and to build on and improve old ones. There are often many questions about the needs of infants and young children. The program is a reliable resource for questions either in the classroom or in the privacy of your home.

Infant Massage
Touch is the first sense to develop in utero and it is the last sense to die. Infant massage is a combination of massage strokes created by Vimala McClure. Infant massage strokes were arranged by different massage techniques that include Swedish, Indian, yoga, and reflexology in a manner that would be suitable for babies by Vimala McClure. Infant massage can benefit babies with interaction, stimulation, relief, and relaxation. It is also beneficial for parents, the entire family, and for society. Infant massage is a powerful tool for bonding and attachment between baby, parent, and caregivers.

Play Morning
Play Morning is a play group for parents and children. At Play Morning parents can meet and network with each other while learning about child development, parenting skills and age-appropriate activities for their children to include, free play, crafts and music.

Contact Information

New Parent Support

BLDG 218
Barstow, CA 92311

Phone: 7605776533

Fax: 7605776195

Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm

Closed on federal holidays.

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