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United States Army
New Parent Support
211 Lindquist Road
Fort Stewart, GA 31314-5152
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.
Army Community Service New Parent Support Program
New Parent Support Standard -- A pre and post natal program providing support, education, and referral to services for parents during pregnancy and for three months after.
New Parent Support Plus -- Social workers provide in-home supportive and caring services for parents of children birth through age 5.
Baby Basic Training -- program for expectant fathers that provides information and hands on training to ready then for fatherhood. This is a class for men taught by a man.
Active Parenting Now -- parents of 5-12 year olds learn discipline strategies, communication and problem solving skills in this 6 session program.
Infant Massage -- hands-on workshop for parents of infants birth to age 1 to learn massage techniques that are known to be helpful in relieving colic symptoms, assisting in parent child bonding, relieving stress for parent and child, stimulating infant circulatory system and much more.
Heroes at Home
This is an educational support program for military families with children prenatal to 36 months. Services include:
Early Intervention Services (EIS)
The goal of this program is to support and assist families in providing their child(ren) opportunities for optimal development. Their services include:
EIS is for families residing on the installation. Similar services can be provided for families residing off the installation by a Program called Babies Can't wait. For more information, call 912-876-2173.
Soldiers must enroll the child/children with special needs into the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) at Army Community Service (ACS), building 87. The EFMP program manager will provide resource and referral information to the parents.