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New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) promotes healthy Families through a variety of services including home visits, support groups, and parenting classes. We help Soldiers and Families learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood. Army Families who are expecting a child or who have children up to age three can participate in all of our services confidentially and free of charge. Download the brochure Here.

Each installation has developed unique New Parent Support Program services that include:

  • Home visits: Scheduled at your convenience, home visits bring education and reassurance right to your own home covering many topics, including breastfeeding, sleeping, nutrition, potty training, age-appropriate discipline, developmental screenings, sibling rivalry, stress management, deployment issues, and time management. NPSP-Home Visitors are supportive and caring licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) or registered nurses (RNs). They have extensive experience working with young children and are sensitive to your unique challenges as a military Family.
  • Expectant Parent Workshop: Helps to provide valuable information about pregnancy and postpartum health, basic infant care, infant massage, parenting skills, safety, discipline, stress management, deployment issues, and community resources.
  • Play groups: Scheduled regularly at installations, they help children learn through play in a supportive atmosphere that benefits parents as well. Activities include story time, crafts, and music.
  • Military Homefront: A free weekly parenting email with support, tips and advice, updates about your baby’s developmental milestones, and other great information curated just for you.

Contact your installation Army Community Service (ACS) Family Advocacy Program for more information. You can also call Military OneSource for more information and referrals (CONUS: +1 800-342-9647; OCONUS: 00-800-3429-6477; To call collect with operator assistance OCONUS: +1 (484)530-5908.

New Parent Networking

Be the best parent you can be!

Sep 28 10 am - 11 am
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Yoga

Sep 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Infant Play Group

Newborn to one year old.

Sep 30 9 am - 10 am
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Infant Play Group

Newborn to one year old.

Sep 30 9 am - 10 am
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Children and Parents Play Group

One to four years old.

Sep 30 10 am - 11 am

Couples Connection

Dreams

Oct 14 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Stranger Danger

At what age do we begin to teach children about “strangers”?

Oct 21 6 pm - 7:30 pm
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Stranger Danger

At what age do we begin to teach children about “strangers”?

Oct 21 6 pm - 7:30 pm
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Positive Discipline

What is punishment?

Nov 18 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Positive Discipline

What is punishment?

Nov 18 6 pm - 7:30 pm
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