Parent Support

Becoming a parent can be joyous and stressful, and the Fleet & Family Support Center has New Parent Support (NPS) representatives ready to assist you in your new role as a parent. Whether you are a brand new parent or have children already, FFSC has something for you. FFSC staff give classes on parenting as well as have an in-home program to assist you at every level.

Contact Fleet & Family Support at 425-304-3367 or ffsp.cnrnw@navy.mil.
For general information and support: www.ffsp.navy.mil or www.militaryonesource.mil.

New Parent Support

Becoming a new parent is a time for excitement and joy as well as anxiety that can raise many questions and concerns. New Parent Support Home Visitation Program is a no-cost, voluntary program for military families who are expecting or have children under the age of three.

By utilizing the Nurturing Parenting Curriculum, we offer home visits that focus on the needs of infants and young children as well as prenatal health, nutrition, and breastfeeding. Our goal is to empower our families to meet the challenges of parenthood along with the unique obstacles of a military lifestyle. Raising a family in the military is not easy with added costs, moves, deployments, separation, and missing the support of family and friends back home. If you are feeling anxious, this is normal and you are NOT alone. New Parent Support Professionals are available to assist you.

Home visits will be guided by family needs. Expect fun and laughter! This is not a home inspection or the white glove test. If you already have children, your home visitor will probably show up with games, toys, or activities and spend a fair amount of time on the floor with you and your kids. If you are pregnant, the visit will focus on prenatal information from the first trimester to the birth including early infant care, available resources, and additional classes for preparing for your baby’s arrival.

After the birth of your child a few things you will learn include:

  • Bonding with your baby
  • PURPLE Crying
  • Safe Sleep practices
  • Developmental Milestones
  • Age appropriate developmental play
  • Positive Discipline
  • Infant Massage
  • Breast Feeding Techniques
  • Car Seat Safety Checks

If you would like to learn more or set up a meet-and-greet appointment please contact Fleet and Family New Parent Support Home Visitation Program at 425-304-3713 or 425-304-3718.

Positive Parenting

Learn how to help children develop self-discipline, responsibility, problem-solving skills, and self-esteem. This course is designed for parents with children of all ages and helps parents learn specific techniques to avoid hassles such as: fighting, eating, chores, motivation, homework, and sharing. The class introduces discipline techniques and ideas that enhance children's self-esteem and promotes better relationships between parents and children. It also includes topics on communication, building structure, sibling fighting, and limit setting. This class is taught in a fun and open way.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

11:00AM

Transition to Parenthood Support Group: Resilient Parents Make Resilient Families

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: Financial Planning

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: Pregnancy Nutrition

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

11:00AM

Transition to Parenthood Support Group: Stress Management & Self Care

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: Understanding Pregnancy/Labor Interventions & Procedures

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: Pregnancy Fitness & Physical Therapy

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: Domestic Violence in Pregnancy

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

11:00AM

Transition to Parenthood Support Group: Transitioning Back to Work

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: Car Seat Basics

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: Understanding your Newborn

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

11:00AM

Transition to Parenthood Support Group: Mental Health & Wellness Check Up

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: Breastfeeding

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

11:00AM

Transition to Parenthood Support Group: Building Your Sound Relationship House

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: Tricare & Infant/Child CPR

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: Ask a Medical Provider & Contraception

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

11:00AM

Transition to Parenthood Support Group: Budgeting After Baby

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: USFHP/ WIC

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

11:00AM

Transition to Parenthood Support Group: Resilient Parents Make Resilient Families

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

11:00AM

Pregnancy Support Group: End of the Year Celebration

Fleet & Family Support Center Annex