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United States Army
Army Community Service New Parent Support Program (NPSP)
9800 Belvoir Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That probably means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand.
The New Parent Support Program is a free service that helps military parents, including expectant parents, transition successfully into parenthood and provide a nurturing environment for their children. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes.
The New Parent Support Program is a team made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists who offer support and guidance by helping parents:
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program and contact your installation New Parent Support Program office to find out what’s available at your installation.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, and para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models. The program is supervised and monitored at the installation level by the Family Advocacy program manager.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have children age 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your installation New Parent Support Program office or Family Advocacy Program office.
The New Parent Support Program utilizes a professional team of nurses and social worker who provide support and education to parents. Education can encompass the following: parenthood preparation, childhood development, infant massage, relationship skills, parenting skills, fatherhood training, stress management, how to build a support system, and transitional adjustment to military life at Fort Belvoir.
New Parent Support is a voluntary program offered to military families expecting a child, or with a child younger than 3 years of age. All services are free.
Services are offered through two primary venues: instructional classes and home visitation. Contact the Family Advocacy Program manager at 571-231-7000/7001.