New Parent Support Program
PSC 473 Box 116
FPO, AP 96349-0116

Phone 011-81-46-816-7878
Phone (DSN) 315-243-7878
Fax 011-81-46-816-7936
Fax (DSN) 315-243-7936

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Thu 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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New Parent Support Program

General Program Description

The New Parent Support Program offers information, support and guidance to military families who are expecting a child or have a child 3 years old or younger. Services are provided free of charge to eligible families. Program staff provides support in the areas of pregnancy, labor and delivery, infant and toddler care and safety, growth and development, parenting and family relationships through home visits, classes, support groups and referrals to community services. New Parent Support Program staff understands the impact that military life can have on expectant and new families and assists families in coping with these special situations. Program services are tailored to each family's unique circumstances and can help with preparing for parenthood, parenting skills, understanding growth and development, couple communication and stress management.

Staff Qualifications

New Parent Support Program services are provided by registered nurses, licensed social workers and parent educators.

Eligibility

Program services are available to military families with an expectant parent or with children 3 years of age or younger.

Enrollment

To get more information, contact your installation's Family Advocacy Program office. Find your installation on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and select ‘Family Advocacy Program’ from the drop-down menu. You will find contact information specific to your installation on that page.

Installation Specific Information

All New Parent Support services are FREE and part of your Navy benefits for parents with children 0-3 years of age. All expecting and new parents are eligible, even if this is not your first baby. The Yokosuka NPSP staff provides hospital and home visits, office and telephone consultations, and classes in basic parenting skills and child development. Expectant and new parents work with a home visitor to ensure that Navy children grow up in a healthy and safe environment. To enroll in NPSP, call DSN 315-243-7878 or internationally 011-81-46-816-7878. Some of the classes offered include:

  • Boot Camp for New Dads 
  • Baby Basics
  • Play Morning 
  • Infant Massage

Along with NPS Programs FFSC Yokosuka also offers classes Parenting Classes that are available for all age groups, please contact FFSC to sign up at DSN 315-243-7878 or internationally at 011-81-46-7878.

The Navy Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory program governed by OPNAVINST 1754.2C. The program requires enrollment of all dependents (adults and children) that reside with their active duty sponsor and have special medical, educational, developmental, and/or emotional needs or concerns lasting six months or longer. The EFM Program ensures optimum use of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) money by taking into account the needs of the Navy, the service member and his/her career, and the special needs of the family. All three of these priorities are balanced in the detailing process. EFMP identifies eligible families and ensures they are located where their needs can be met. The EFM Program is available through the Navy Hospital Yokosuka by contacting DSN 315-243-5349 or internationally at 011-81-46-816-5349.

 


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