The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of social workers, counselors, and registered nurses who provide education and support to Marine families who are expecting or raising children aged 0 -5 years old. The NPSP also hosts baby boot camp and group parenting classes, playgroups, and home visits for Marines and their families.

Upcoming Events

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) comprises an experienced and professional team of Social Workers and Registered Nurses who provide supportive and caring services to military families. Through a variety of programs such as home visits, support groups, and parenting classes including Baby Boot Camp, NPSP can help families cope with stress, isolation, deployment/post-deployment issues, and improve parenting skills. Even if you have been raising your family for a few years, challenges always arise, and NPSP offers you the opportunity to express your concerns and ask questions about babies, young children, family relationships, and parenting skills.

Who is eligible for the NPSP?

All SOFA status families who are expecting a child or have a child under six years of age are eligible to participate free of charge.

How to Enroll?

The NPSP is easy to join. Just give us a call at 253-4526 during regular business hours or visit us in Bldg. 411 (Marine and Family Programs Bldg.), 2nd Deck, Rm. 231.

Period of Purple Crying

The Period of PURPLE Crying® is the phrase used to describe the time in a baby’s life when they cry more than any other time. This phase is a normal part of every infant’s development. This 1.5 hour workshop helps parents and caregivers understand the frustrating features of crying in normal, healthy infants and learn ways to help soothe your baby.

Baby Boot Camp

Baby Boot Camp assists in preparing expectant mothers and fathers to be confident and competent parents. Learn the basics of breastfeeding, healthy relationships, baby safety, newborn care, community resources, and more. Whether it’s your first baby or third, this class will be interactive and fun.

Infant Massage

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

Parent Connections

Group parenting workshop that provides information to help parents feel better about themselves and the roles they fill. Topics discussed include but are not limited to child development, stress management, positive discipline, and communication.

Interactive playgroups provide opportunities for families to strengthen their connections and for parents to support social, cognitive, and skill development in their children.

Lending Locker

New Parent Support has hospital-grade breast pumps, pack-and-plays, infant scales, birthing balls, toys, educational videos, and books to help promote the growth of young families.

Quick Links

Safe to Sleep (SIDS)

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Reduce the Risk of SIDS

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Safe Sleep Environment PDF

What does a safe sleep environment look like. Download this PDF and find...

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How to Soothe a Crying Baby

Use the 5 S's to soothe a crying baby.

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Postpartum Support Group

A support group for parents of all genders, single or partnered parents,...

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Parenting Resources

Ready 4K PDF

Ready4K is a research-based text-messaging program for parents. Each wee...

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Babies on the Homefront

Babies on the Homefront provides military and veteran parents ideas for ...

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Helpful Links

Infant CPR & First Aid

Although you hope you'll never use cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) f...

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Car Seat Safety

The best way to keep your child safe in the car is to use the right car ...

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American Academy of Pediatrics

Visit the AAP website to learn about their programs, services, and other...

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Child Development 0-3

ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the ...

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Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Overseas

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Overseas Program provides you and...

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Where to Go for Help


NPSP Brochure

Check out all of the services the NPSP can provide to you in this brochure.

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Behavioral Health Brochure

See how Behavioral Health can help you as a new parent.

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🕓 NPSP Hours
MON - FRI 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
SAT, SUN, & HOL Closed
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