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United States Army
New Parent Support Program
7264 Normandy Drive
Fort Riley, KS 66442-6421
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 services are offered by a team of registered nurses and social workers. Services are personalized and tailored to fit your family’s specific needs. NPSP is a support service, and participation is voluntary. Home visitors are sensitive to the unique challenges and stressors facing military Families. Services offered include home visits, support groups, parenting classes, and activities.
Home Visits - Home visits are arranged at your convenience. Visits can range from weekly to monthly, based on the changing needs of your Family. Visits can be scheduled to allow both parents to attend the visit, if desired.
Parenting Classes & Activities - The activities and classes offered provide “hands on” information and skill building for parents to support informed decision making and problem solving with toddlers and young children.
"MEET AND GREET" PLAY TIME - Every Monday, 10 to 11 a.m. (except Holidays) at Army Community Services Bldg. 7264 Normandy Dr., Fort Riley, KS.
Military parents and children birth to 3 years old are welcome to attend!
Every Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (except Holidays) at the outside of Werner Peterson Neighborhood Center, 5570 A.P. Hill, Ft. Riley, KS (Summer Location, Weather Permitting).
Military parents and children between 12-36 months are welcome to attend.
The activities and classes offered through the New Parent Support Program provide “hands on” information and skill building for parents to support informed decision making
What you need to know about NPSP
Families don’t have to be first time parents to participate. This program is free to all Military Families. NPSP staff understands that parenting is rewarding and challenging and seeks to assist Families with finding their own comfort & success with appropriate parenting while also assisting Families with minimizing the risks that may lead to abuse and neglect concerns.
Ft. Riley NPSP Staffing Includes
The Ft. Riley NPSP team is made up of three professional staff (Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 2- Registered Nurse). Each team member brings differing professional experiences which enhance the types and quality of services being offered to Families.
How Do We Enroll at Fort Riley?
Just call the New Parent Support Program during regular business hours (Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 785-239-9435 or stop in and visit staff at Army Community Services; Bldg. 7264, Ft. Riley, KS 66442