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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 and licensed medical social workers.

Eligibility

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

Enrollment

To find out more, contact your installation's Family Advocacy Program office. Visit MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and select Family Advocacy Program and your installation from the drop-down menus.

Installation Specific Information

The National Capital Area NPSP is a home-based program to provide military families with the skills needed for a happy and healthy childrearing experience. Services are provided by the New Parent Support Team, which includes a registered nurse and a licensed social worker. For more information please call 240-857-7501.

The Joint Base Andrews NAF Washington Family Advocacy Office can be reached at 240-857-9680 or DSN 312-857-9680.


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