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New Parent Support Program

General Program Description

The New Parent Support Program offers information, support and guidance to military families who are expecting a child or have a child 3 years old or younger. Services are provided free of charge to eligible families. Program staff provides support in the areas of pregnancy, labor and delivery, infant and toddler care and safety, growth and development, parenting and family relationships through home visits, classes, support groups and referrals to community services. New Parent Support Program staff understands the impact that military life can have on expectant and new families and assists families in coping with these special situations. Program services are tailored to each family's unique circumstances and can help with preparing for parenthood, parenting skills, understanding growth and development, couple communication and stress management.

Staff Qualifications

New Parent Support Program services are provided by registered nurses, licensed social workers and parent educators.


Program services are available to military families with an expectant parent or with children 3 years of age or younger.


To get more information, contact your installation's Family Advocacy Program office. Find your installation on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and select ‘Family Advocacy Program’ from the drop-down menu. You will find contact information specific to your installation on that page.

Installation Specific Information

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) provides assistance to parents of children 0-3 years of age. NPSP is staffed with highly trained professionals who provide a wide array of services to the entire Garrison Grafenwoehr. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a three Registered Nurses make up the team.

Services and classes offered include:

Great Expectations - a six part class series on prenatal education for future moms and dads.

Newborn Network - Sharing experiences as well as getting answers to questions makes for a more confident parent.

Infant Massage Classes - A five week course offered on Tuesdays at 12pm teaching parents and expectant parents how to soothe their baby through nurturing touch. Participants will learn the art of infant massage enabling them to; help their baby relax and sleep well, strengthen their relationship through bonding, reduce babies fussiness, colic and gas, and improve digestion and circulation. The class will cover infant massage strokes, interpreting baby's cues, and the history and benefits of infant massage.

Healthy Feedings - Infants and toddlers have unique nutritional needs. This class focuses on introducing infants to solids, tips for making mealtime safe, and meeting nutritional needs of toddlers.

Hospital Guided Tours

Body Back - This program is geared toward new moms who are working toward getting their bodies back to pre-pregnancy shape. Body Back is an six week weight management program which incorporates fitness and nutritional instruction. This program gives women the tools they need to make healthy, positive changes in their lives. It also provides moms with the opportunity to meet other moms, engage in playgroups with their babies, and to form lasting friendships.

Home Visitation (Personalized Services)

Lactation Services

Play Groups

For more information and to register for classes contact ACS. 

Associated Links

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Army Installation Management Command
Link is helpful in order to gain information about local and Army-wide initiatives.

Army Family Advocacy Program
Find basic information on the New Parent Support Program.

American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Corner
Features topics of interest to parents such as car safety seat guidelines, immunization information, common childhood illnesses, ADHD, books of interest and much more.

Center for Disease Control
Find information on a wide variety of topics related to new parents, parents of toddlers and preschoolers and preventing child abuse and neglect.

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Education and information on Shaken Baby Syndrome.

MCH Library
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinator
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