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New Parent Support Program (ACS)
1501 William C. Lee Rd (inside gate 1)
Fort Campbell, KY 42223
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 Fort Campbell Army Community Service New Parent Support Program offers parenting information and emotional support to parents who have children from birth to 3 years of age. Services are voluntary and at no cost. This voluntary participation program is designed to promote healthy family functioning through classes, support groups and home visits. The NPSP is located at the main ACS building at 1501 William C. Lee Road (inside gate 1). Call 270-412-5500 for more information.
Home Visit (offered via FaceTime or teleconference during this time of social distancing)
NPSP has a team of professionals who can provide supportive and caring services to military families in the home setting or at our office. This program gives parents or expectant parents the opportunity to learn or ask questions about child development, discipline, parenting skills, budgeting and other parenting concerns. Visits are arranged at your convenience.
Expectant Parent Workshop (offered via teleconference during this time of social distancing)
Get your pregnancy off to a good start! This workshop is for expectant parents and is held on the third Wednesday of the month from 8:45-11:30 a.m. in the Family Resource Center at 1501 William C. Lee (inside gate 1). This two-and-a-half-hour workshop focuses on first-time expectant parent(s) and covers topics such as infant care, baby basics, bonding with baby, infant crying, SIDS prevention as well as interactive parenting activities to ease the transition into the wonderful challenging role of parenting.
Infant Massage (please call for updated information during this time of social distancing)
Learn the benefits and techniques to calm and bond with your baby. Infant massage is a fun way for parents to learn how to soothe a baby and foster love, compassion and respect. Touching and close physical contact during a massage have many benefits for babies and parents alike including, but not limited to, promoting bonding, developing trust and confidence, relieving gas and colic and improving sleep patterns. For the optimal learning experience, infants should be no younger than 6 weeks and no older than 8 months of age. Reservations are required, and classes are limited.
Play Morning (will be held virtually during this time of social distancing)
A fun, interactive playgroup that helps children learn through play and provides a supportive atmosphere for parents. This playgroup is intended parents with children newborn to preschool age and
meets weekly on Thursdays during the school year. What to expect at Play Morning:
Fun for parents and children
Supervision by professional staff
Projects and group activities to help children improve their social cognitive and motor skills
Support-group atmosphere for parents
Why get involved in the NPSP?
To understand the ages and stages of your child's development
To improve your relationship with your children
To develop a support system
To lessen stress
To improve communication between you and your spouse
To develop common ground with your spouse in the area of parenting
To feel more at home in the military community
For more information, contact the NPSP at 270-412-5500.