The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) helps military parents, including expectant parents, to increase their parenting skills so they can provide a nurturing environment for their children. The NPSP professional home visitors are Registered Nurses and Licensed Social Workers who provide supportive and caring services to military families. NPSP services are free, voluntary & confidential.

Through home visits, support groups, and parenting classes—including Baby Boot Camp - NPSP can help families cope with stress, isolation, deployment/post-deployment issues, and improve parenting skills.

Whether you are an expecting parent or have been raising your family for a few years, new challenges always arise. NPSP offers you the opportunity to express your concerns and ask questions about babies, young children, family relationships, and parenting skills. Contact NPSP at 703-614-7204.

For more information, please visit: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/parenting-and-children/parenting-infants-and-toddlers/the-new-parent-support-program/

 

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Additional Information

Classes, Workshops & Events

 

JBM-HH Playgroup at Ft. Myer

Every Wednesday • 10:30 am • DFMWR Library (239 Sheridan Ave., Ft. Myer, VA 22211). Begins October 5, 2022.
Hosted by the New Parent Support Program on JBM-HH.

Join us for:

• Circle time.

• Story time and crafts.

• Geared for ages infant to five.

• Free play and meet other parents.

For more information, call 703-696-6511 or 703-614-7204. No registration necessary.

 

JBM-HH Playgroup at Indian Head

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month during the school year • 10:00 – 11:30 am • Indian Head Child Development Center (4250 CDC Drive, Bldg. 1901, Indian Head, MD 20640). Begins January 3rd, 2023).
Hosted by the New Parent Support Program on JBM-HH.

Join us for:

• Circle time.

• Story time and crafts.

• Geared for ages infant to five.

• Free play and meet other parents.

For more information, call 703-696-6511 or 703-614-7204. No registration necessary.

 

Baby Boot Camp

Babies don’t come with instruction manuals.  Baby Boot Camp is an all-day class designed to help alleviate stress by teaching parents what they need to know to thrive the first few weeks at home with their newborn. The class covers such topics as:
• Diapering
• Bottle and breastfeeding
• How to soothe a fussy infant
• Safe sleep
• When to call the doctor
• And more!

You don’t have to be a first time parent to participate in the class. It is recommended that parents attend when they are in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

Please call 703-614-7204 to register.

 


Cooperative Parenting & Divorce

Are you separating or divorcing and have children under the age of 18? Join the New Parent Support Program to learn ways to control impulses, communicate effectively, and resolve conflict to keep the child’s wellbeing in focus.

This FREE class fulfills most court requirements for a parent education class prior to granting custody or visitation orders.

Registration required. Please call 703.614.7204 to register.

 


Infant Massage Class (5 week series)

Join us for a FREE Infant Massage class series for military families. Whether it’s to soothe a little one to Dreamland, ease a gassy belly, or calm a fussy baby, a gentle massage can work wonders — and the power is in your tender touch!

Of the five senses, touch is the one that’s most developed at birth. Research suggests that infant massage has enormous benefits for helping babies grow and thrive including:
• Easing tummy troubles
• Boosting muscle development
• Helping soothe to sleep

Infant massage will be taught over a span of 4 weeks, with instructors demonstrating on dolls and you practicing with your baby.

Please call 703-614-7204 to register.

The New Parent Support Program has experienced professionals who provide home visitation services.  Registered Nurses and Licensed Clinical Social Workers provide parenting education and support to you on an individual basis. The visits can take place in your home, somewhere in the community, or in the NPSP offices located at Henderson Hall. The frequency of visits can be once a week, every two weeks, or once a month — all according to your needs.

The home visitor can provide services to address a variety of educational topics including:

  • Military family life
  • Positive discipline techniques
  • Preparing for a new sibling
  • Communication with your children
  • Stress management tips
  • Developmental screenings
  • Toilet training
  • Feeding & nutrition
  • SIDS prevention
  • Safe sleep practices
  • Deployment transitions & much, much more!

Contact Information

New Parent Support Program

1555 Southgate Road
Bldg. 12
Arlington, VA 22214


Phone: 7036147204

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Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers

24/7 Victim Advocate Hotline: 2024396038

Community Counseling Program: 7036147204

Family Advocacy Program: 7036147204

Main Number: 7036147204

New Parent Support Program: 7036147204

Prevention & Education Program: 7036939146

Substance Abuse Program: 7036148961

Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Thursday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday Closed
 

Additional Phone Numbers

You can reach us at the following phone numbers:

Behavioral Health Branch Front Desk/Main Number: 703-614-7204
Family Advocacy Program: 703-614-7204
24/7 Victim Advocate Hotline: 202-439-6038
New Parent Support Program: 703-614-7208/703-693-1160
Substance Abuse Program: 703-614-8961
Prevention & Education Program: 703-693-9146
Community Counseling Program: 703-614-7204/703-697-8746

Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) services:
The MFLC is available at 703-414-9885 for phone or Zoom telehealth counseling services. Virtual classes are also available via Zoom. Please contact your MFLC at 703-414-9885 to request services or to arrange a virtual class. A list of available classes is available below.

Please contact the Behavioral Health Branch Manager at 703-693-0643 or 571-205-5095 if you have questions about available resources or have difficulty reach a provider.

Additional Telehealth resources are available through:
Military One Source at 1-800-342-9647 or militaryonesource.mil
BeThere: 844-357-7337
DSTRESS: 877-476-7734

After Hours and Emergency Numbers:
24 hour Family Advocacy Victim Advocate Hotline: 202-439-6038
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
DSTRESS: 877-476-7734
JBM-HH/Pentagon SHARP 24/7 Helpline: 202-498-4009
DOD 24/7 Safe Helpline: 877-995-5247

Other Important Phone Numbers:
DCoE Outreach Call Center 24/7: 1–866–966–1020
Chaplain: 808-349-2292
Unit Suicide Prevention Officer: 443-822-3287

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