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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.
There are many community resources available if a NPSP is not available at the nearest military installation. Especially helpful to separated or detached families are the resources of Military OneSource found in their parenting information. Military OneSource can also be reached day or night 24/7 by calling 1-800-342-9647. Military OneSource New Parent Support program has wonderful resources for information and referral.
Another valuable resource for finding assistance is the Maternal and Child Health Library providing an online directory for researching services for children and families. In addition, there are several websites dedicated to helping parents bridge the distance gap with their children, Moms Over the Miles and Dads at a Distance. These websites provide guidance and activities for families to help ease the separation.