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New Parent Support Program

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:

  • Contribute to mission readiness
  • Support family member adaptation to military life
  • Enhance the knowledge and skills family members need to form healthy relationships and provide safe, nurturing environments for children
  • Foster a supportive military community for young military families

Staff qualifications

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 supports expectant families and parents of children birth to 3 years of age by enhancing the knowledge and skills the parents need to form healthy relationships and to provide safe, nurturing environments for their children Special classes offered include parenting program and needs specific programs. For more information on these subjects, contact The New Parent Support Home Visitor at DSN 314-366-6832 or CIV 011-32-65-32-6832. For information on pre-natal classes, contact the Brussels Army Health Clinic at 011-32-2-686-1515 or DSN 314-566-1515.

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