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United States Army
Army Community Service New Parent Support Program (NPSP)
9800 Belvoir Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
The New Parent Support Program is a team of support staff — made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists — that focuses on providing individualized support for new and expecting parents. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes. Find out what’s available at your installation. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out a nearby installation to see if they have additional resources.
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand. The New Parent Support Program is a free service for military parents.
The program focuses on one-on-one support through home visits. Parenting classes and playgroups may also be available at some locations. Staff members include nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists.
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program.
The program’s home visitors understand the challenges of military life. They can share tools for successful parenting during PCS, deployment and more.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, or para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have kids 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your Family Advocacy Program office or Military and Family Support Center.
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 571-231-7017/7000.