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United States Army
ACS Family Advocacy Program
2111 South 8th Avenue
Army Community Service
Fort McCoy, WI 54656-5136
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 McCoy CYS and ACS, together with agencies from the surrounding communities, provide parent education opportunities and workshops to enhance parenting skills. Please contact ACS or CYS for upcoming opportunities.
New parents receive a new parent resource tote full of educational materials and safety items. Quarterly parenting workshops are offered. Weekly play groups and Parent Connection groups are available. Information, resources and referrals are always available upon request and on an individual basis. Parents of children with special needs work with the Installation Exceptional Family Member Program Manager to ensure that the needs of the Family are addressed.