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United States Army
New Parent Support Program
1231 Mahone Avenue, Bldg. 9023
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1605
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.
New Parent Support Program
We offer services from a licensed professional for expectant parents and parents of newborns all the way up to 3 years of age. NPSP can assist with any of your questions, needs or parenting goals.We will come to you. Military families are often far away from family and friends they would normally turn to for help. The NPSP can visit with you at your home or you can schedule an office visit.
New Parent Support Classes
What To Expect Now That You're ExpectingTopics covered are physical changes during pregnancy, financial considerations, communication, family changes, postpartum depression, shaken baby syndrome, and partner support during pregnancy and birth. We have an empathy belly available for the nonpregnant partner during this class.Class time: First Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Army Community Service/Family Advocacy Program Building 9023.
Baby BasicsTopics covered are baby care basics such as newborn care, bathing, diapering, calming the baby, breastfeeding, newborn appearance and infant safety.Class Time: Second Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at ACS/FAP Building 9023.
Play MorningJoin in a play group for infants and children up to 4 years of age.Class Time: Every Tuesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Multi-Program Child Development Center Building 10622 (behind Memorial Chapel).