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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.
The New Parent Support Program offers information, support and guidance to military families who are expecting a child or have a child 3 years old or younger. Services are provided free of charge to eligible families. Program staff provides support in the areas of pregnancy, labor and delivery, infant and toddler care and safety, growth and development, parenting and family relationships through home visits, classes, support groups and referrals to community services. New Parent Support Program staff understands the impact that military life can have on expectant and new families and assists families in coping with these special situations. Program services are tailored to each family's unique circumstances and can help with preparing for parenthood, parenting skills, understanding growth and development, couple communication and stress management.
New Parent Support Program services are provided by registered nurses, licensed social workers and parent educators.
Program services are available to military families with an expectant parent or with children 3 years of age or younger.
To get more information, contact your installation's Family Advocacy Program office. Find your installation on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and select ‘Family Advocacy Program’ from the drop-down menu. You will find contact information specific to your installation on that page.
The following services are offered at Fort Jackson:
Triple "P" Positive Parenting Program
The Triple P Positive Parenting Program, with collaborating author Professor Matt Sanders, Ph.D., offers parents practical strategies that aim to promote children's development and manage children's behavior in a constructive and non-hurtful way. It is based on good communication and positive attention to help children develop.
Baby Bundle Baby Bundle is a new parent support event that links new parents together. This class is designed for after the birth of your baby. The new baby will receive a bundle of free items; parents will receive parenting tips, child development and safety information. Both parents are encouraged to attend.
Baby Basics/ Dad's 101
This course is designed for the expecting first-time parent or the parent-to-be. Topics include: sibling preparation, bathing, feeding, handling, diapering and dressing the infant. Dad's will receive a "Dad's 101" instruction on becoming a father.
Play GroupPlay Group is a place where parents can informally meet and network with each other while learning about child development appropriate practices, parenting skills and age appropriate activities for their children to include story time, play time and children songs.
Breastfeeding Support Education is for nursing and expectant moms and dads to receive information and support about breastfeeding.
Home Visitation Services
To register for workshop/classes or if you desire more information, please call 803-751-5256.