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Family Advocacy Program (FAP) - New Parent Support
74 Washington Avenue North
Battle Creek, MI 49037
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.
Currently there is no formal New Parent Support Program at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center.
The Family Advocacy Program manager provides educational resources and lunch-and-learn opportunities for parents of all age groups of children on an annual basis as well as referrals for child respite care.
Contact the FAP manager at 269-961-4051 or DSN 312-661-4051 for an appointment for a private consultation regarding educational provisions and for information resources and referrals.