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United States Army
New Parent Support Program (NPSP) - Solider and Family Readiness Center
10250 4th Armor Division Dr.
Fort Drum, NY 13602
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.
Fort Drum offers the New Parent Support Program (NPSP) to help parents cope with the stresses of parenting young children by proving emotional support and parenting information. NPSP partners with local community resources to provide a comprehensive parenting education and support network. Referrals and resources are utilized to ensure that parents have access to all on and off post community support services. Once enrolled in the NPSP, home visits for parenting information and support are made, your concerns are addressed, assistance with problem solving is provided, support is offered during times of stress such as deployment, and much more. To enroll in the NPSP, call 315-772-4070.
The ACS Family Advocacy Program (FAP) offers parenting workshops to assist you with parenting your children birth through teen years. Parenting workshops include Baby Basics, Terrific Toddlers, Middle Years, Parenting after Separation and Divorce, Teen-Parent Dating Safety, ScreamFree Parenting and a workshop for dads called "For Father’s Only". Weekly Playgroups are also available for parents with young children. For more information on available FAP training call 315-772-0890 or 315 772- 2279.