New Parent Support Program
APO, AE 09112
Phone (DSN) 314-476-2650
Fax (DSN) 314-476-2234
General Program Description
The Army New Parent Support Program provides services that support soldier readiness and the well-being of the Army family. The New Parent Support Program - Home Visitation is a standardized Family Advocacy Program secondary prevention program for parents whose life circumstances place them at risk for engaging in child abuse and neglect. The program delivers intensive, strengths-based home visitation services developed specifically for expectant parents and parents of children from birth to 3 years of age to enhance the protective factors and reduce the risk of factors associated with child abuse and neglect. The program is voluntary.
Goals of the Army New Parent Support Program include the following:
New Parent Support Program home visitor staff include licensed clinical social workers and registered nurses. Local installation or state background checks, including Army Central Registry checks, will be completed on all personnel who provide services to parents and their children, and those checks will be updated annually.
Program services are available to military families with an expectant mother or with children 3 years of age or younger.
Interested families may contact the local Army Community Service office or their health care provider for more information on the New Parent Support Program.
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)
For more information and to register for classes contact ACS.
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