new parent support program

about

You don’t have to be a “new parent” to utilize or benefit from the New Parent Support Program. Parents and children can always learn new tools to improve family relation skills. Life changes such as a PCS or new sibling are unfamiliar situations to which our program’s classes or counseling can help your family adapt. If you have concerns or questions about babies, young children, parenting or family relationships, come and talk to us.

Pre-registration for all services is required to attend. Call for specific dates and times.

classes

We offer the following classes by appointment as a home or office visit.

New Parent Support Program Orientation

Learn more about what New Parent Support offers for new parents.

breast pump education class

Must be completed monthly as part of the breast pump loaner program.

Daddy Boot Camp

Calling all expecting Dads! Learn the basics of infant development, baby safety, newborn care, community resources, and more. Whether it’s your first baby or third, this class is designed to be interactive and fun.

Mommy Basic Training

Learn the basics of infant development, baby safety, newborn care, community resources, and more. Whether it’s your first baby or third, this class is designed to be interactive and fun.

Start Right with Pregnancy / Journey through Pregnancy

We’ll get you on the right track with nutrition, exercise, intimacy, safety tips, and planning for the necessities.

Infant Massage

Learn to calm and soothe your baby through nurturing touch! A secure environment and nurturing touch assists in the healthy growth and development of children.

single parents in the military

Assists active-duty single personnel in making a successful adjustment to the many responsibilities that come with being a new parent. Learn more about housing, legal, childcare, and family readiness.

Nurturing Parenting

Enhance and promote positive child rearing skills. Parents learn how to support children in a home that nourishes self-worth, promotes personal empowerment, and cooperation.

Parents as Teachers

Provides information, support, and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally. Parents are their children’s first teachers. The goal of the program is to help parents build on their own strengths.

Family Foundations

An evidenced-based program that consists of both pre-natal and after birth lessons. These lessons help set a solid foundation for families to grow.

services

home visitation

Home visitors work with families in a one-on-one setting, to provide support and to enhance their parenting skills. Home visitors help families cope with stress, isolation, deployments and the everyday demands of parenthood.

Visits may be conducted in your home, barracks room, our office or a location convenient to you.

breast pump loaner program

NSPS loans out a hospital grade, dual electric breast pump for one month at a time. Breast Pump Education Class is required as a one-on-one class or home visit.

play groups

toddlers & tunes

This fun, interactive play group includes music and movement for both parent and child. Learn more about ages and stages, how to have fun with your child, games, songs and other helpful topics.

free play

Fun, interactive play group for both parent and child. Learn more about ages and stages, how to have fun with your child, games, and other helpful parenting topics.

additional program offerings

  • Tours for expecting parents to Dr. Shoji’s Obstetrics Clinic are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1-3 PM. Please meet in the lobby of Bldg. 411 at 1 PM.
  • Electric breast pumps and breast feeding literature are available.
  • Toy Loaner Program: If you are new to Iwakuni and your household goods have not yet arrived, feel free to stop by and loan out some toys for your little one to be entertained until your shipment gets here.
  • Birthing Ball available for check-out before and during labor.
  • Literature Loaner Program – Check out books and DVD’s on parenting, disciplining, pregnancy, breast feeding and many other topics. FREE parenting books available as well.