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New Parent Support Program (NPSP) - Solider and Family Readiness Center
10250 4th Armor Division Dr.
Fort Drum, NY 13602
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.
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.