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United States Army
New Parent Support Program
1231 Mahone Avenue, Bldg. 9023
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1605
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.
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).