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New Parent Support Program Plus (NPSP)
Bldg. 36000, Shoemaker Lane
Fort Cavazos, TX 76544
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.
Military families are partnered with Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Registered Nurses (RN) to conduct home visits in the privacy of their own home. Home visits provide families with personalized information, resources, and education on topics such as pregnancy and child development. Our home visitors are also here to assist military families maintain stability as they face issues such as deployments, lack of social support and other challenges unique to military life. Home visits are in place to address your concerns no matter how big or small.
NPSP offers parenting education through home visitation. Your home visitor will work with you on the parenting topics and issues of concern to your family in order to meet your individual needs.
Our playgroups offer opportunities each week to meet other parents while children socialize, learn and join in play activities. Staff provides fun and age-appropriate play for young children from 0-36 months of age.
For additional information on home visits, classes, or play morning, please contact the Fort Hood New Parent Support Program at 254-287-2286.