What Is the NPSP?The New Parent Support Program is a professional team of of registered nurses and social workers who provide supportive and caring services to military families with young children.
Our trained, supervised home visitors have extensive knowledge of the issues confronting today's parents. These home visitors are sensitive to the unique challenges facing military families.
Through a variety of programs including home visits, support groups and parenting classes, the New Parent Support Program will help you learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions and the everyday demands of parenthood.
This voluntary participation program was developed to assist military families in many ways that friends and family do when you're back home.
Who is Eligible?
Army families and other military families expecting a child or with children from birth to three years of age are eligible to participate free of charge in all of the services offered.
What Can the NPSP Do for Me?
This program offers expectant parents and parents of newborn and young children the opportunity to learn new skills as parents and to improve old ones. There are often many questions about the needs of infants and young children. The New Parent Support Program is a reliable source for answers to your questions in the privacy of your home.
What If This Isn't Our First Baby?
Often adding a brother or sister to the family presents a real change in the family. Demands on your time are different with more than one child in your house. The program helps develop support networks and answers questions while your family experiences these changes. Sometimes even the marital relationship is stressed. We can help you address some of these issues and open the lines of communication.
What If We're Not New Parents?
Even if you've been raising your family for a few years, new ages and stages bring different challenges. The New Parent Support Program offers you the opportunity to express your concerns and ask questions about babies, infants and young children.
When Will You Come to Our Home?
Home visits are arranged, when possible, at your convenience. Families can schedule visits so that both parents can be present to learn about being a parent or acquiring new skills in caring for a growing family.
How Do We Enroll?
It's as easy as dialing your phone! Just give us a call at 301-677-4174, 301-677-4552, or 301-677-7636 or come by ACS.
Home VisitsThis is a chance to form a warm, caring bond with a professional who can talk about your concerns as a parent or parent-to-be in the privacy of your home. Visits are scheduled at your convenience on your own time.
Babease Boot Camp
Classes provide training for new and expectant parents. The seminar covers topics such as infant care, diet and nutrition, ages and stages of development, childcare and much more. At the completion of the days activities participants receive a certificate of participation and a Babease Boot Camp bag of educational resources and items for baby.
Classes are held the third Friday of every other month, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.
Assistance with information and referrals can be provided to help you find the appropriate military and community services to meet your family's needs.
To understand the ages and stages of your child's development in order to make wiser choices.
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 improve your relationship with your children.
To develop new friendships.
To make parenting fun.
To be a better parent to your children.
To feel more at home in the military community.