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United States Air Force
Child development Center Annex - Fort Sam Houston
1720 Dodd Field Road
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
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.
The New Parent Support Program at Fort Sam Houston is offered through the Military & Family Readiness Center/Family Advocacy Program.
The New Parent Support Group (NPSP) provides comprehensive services through educational sessions/playgroups and home visitation services. These services offer expectant parent and parents of infant and toddlers the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and improve current techniques.
The NPSP offers:
Infant Massage Classes-- five week sessions on proper massaging techniques to use on your baby. Another wonderful way to bond with your little person!
Getting Ready for Childbirth-- This class provides research-based information to help prepare you for your childbirth experience.
Basics of Breastfeeding-- this class provides current information about the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding infants. Class participants are given the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.
H.U.G.S. Playgroup-- Helping To Grow Securely- Join this weekly interactive fun playgroup for parents and children ages 0-5 years.