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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 Fort Campbell New Parent Support Program offers parenting information and emotional support to parents who have children ages birth to three years old. Services are voluntary and at no cost. This voluntary participation program is designed to promote healthy family functioning through classes, support groups and home visits.

Home Visit

New Parent Support Program has a team of professionals who can provide supportive and caring services to Military Families in the home setting or at our office. This program gives parents or expectant parents the opportunity to learn or ask questions about child development, discipline, parenting skills, budgeting and other parenting concerns. Visits are arranged at your convenience.

New Parent Workshop

For expectant parents on the third Wednesday of the month from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Family Resource Center, Bldg 1501 William C. Lee, inside Gate 1. This 2.5 hour workshop will help supply parents with information they need to go through this challenging time of changing family roles. Topics discussed include: community resources, basic infant care, parenting skills, tips for toddlers and safety.

Infant Massage

Learn the benefits and techniques to calm and bond with your baby. Infant massage is a fun way for parents to learn how to soothe a baby, foster love, compassionate and respect. Touching and close physical contact during a massage have many benefits for babies and parents alike to include but not limited to promoting bonding, developing trust and confidence, relieves gas and colic, and improves sleep patterns. For the optimal learning experience, infants should be no younger than six weeks and o older than eight months of age. (Reservation required and classes are limited)

Play Morning

An interactive playgroup for parents and their children up to age three. This playgroup meets weekly. What to expect at Play Morning:

  • Fun for parents and children
  • Supervised by professional staff
  • Uses projects and group activities to help children improve their social cognitive and motor skills
  • Provides a support group atmosphere for parents
  • For parents with children ages newborn to preschool

Play morning is held at the Skies Unlimited, Blgd. 3411 Bastogne Ave, every Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Play Morning does not meet when/if Fort Campbell schools are out).

Why get involved in the New Parent Support Program?

To understand the ages and stages of your child's development

  • To improve your relationship with your children
  • To develop a support system
  • To lessen stress
  • To improve communication between you and your Spouse
  • To develop common ground with your Spouse in the area of parenting
  • To feel more at home in the Military community

For more information contact the New Parent Support Program at 270-412-5500 or visit website.


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Army Family Advocacy Program
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Center for Disease Control
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National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
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