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United States Army
New Parent Support Program
9810 Lee Road
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
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 following services are offered at Fort Jackson:
Take Root Home Vitiation
The Home Visitors Program: Participation in this program is tailored to individual needs. A professional team of licensed social workers, and/or registered nurses, provides home visitation services. These professionals provide supportive and caring service to military families who are expecting, have newborns or children up to age 3. Home visitors assist military families in many ways friends and family members do when you’re back home. Office visits at NPSP can be arranged as an alternative to home visits.
Parenting Education and Support: This program provides education and service to enhance parenting and child behavior management skills. Services are divided into two areas – parent education and new parent support.
Parent education includes course design to help parents learn techniques for effective child behavior management from newborn to age 3.
New parent support provides educational training in areas such as labor and delivery, breastfeeding, newborn care, developmental mile stones, age-appropriate play, potty training and behavior management.
NPSP offers classes on:
Baby Boot Camp (newborn care up to 6 weeks, monthly)
Play Group (weekly)
Father Boot Camp (quarterly)
NPSP staff at this time is working from home and doing virtual visits. We welcome any and all new military families to this program. You can reach us at 803-751-5256. Classes at this time are on hold until further notice. Please leave a message and we will get back to you within 24 hours.