New Parent Support Program (NPSP)
Your Behavioral Health Branch is available to you by phone and email during the current COVID-19 pandemic office closures. Our staff is currently working offsite to comply with OPM Max-telework requirements. Our work numbers are forwarded to us while we are teleworking so you can contact Behavioral Health staff directly.
You can reach us at the following phone numbers:
Behavioral Health Branch 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
Community Counseling: 703-697-8746
Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) services: The MFLC is now available via phone at 703-414-9885 for telehealth counseling services. Virtual classes will also be available via the ZOOM platform. Please contact your MFLC at 703-414-9885 to request services or to arrange a virtual class. Please see attached list of available MFLC classes.
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 reaching a provider.
Additional Telehealth resources are available through Military One Source at 1-800-342-9647 or https://www.militaryonesource.mil.
Marine & Family Program (MFP) office is available Monday – Friday only by phone or email. MFP Center is closed until further notice with all staff at 100% Telework.
The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) comprises a professional team of counselors and social workers who provide supportive and caring services to military families. Through a variety of programs such as 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. Even if you have been raising your family for a few years, challenges always arise, and NPSP offers you the opportunity to express your concerns and ask questions about babies, young children, family relationships, and parenting skills. Contact us at 703-614-7204.
JBMHH Song & Story Play Group
Temporarily offering these classes/groups virtually.
Every Thursday • 10:00 - 10:30am. • Virtual
Hosted by the New Parent Support Program.
Join us every Thursday morning for sing-along-songs and story time for preschool children 0-5 years old. Registration is necessary!
Please contact Mrs. Diane Waters to register.
• Thursdays, March 11, 18, 25 • 10:00-10:30 am • Virtual.
Baby Boot Camp
Temporarily offering these classes/groups virtually.
Having a baby is both an exciting as well as scary experience as they don’t come with instruction manuals. Many times parents are at a loss as to what to do when their newborn comes home from the hospital.
Baby Boot Camp is an all-day class designed to help alleviate some of that stress by teaching parents information that they will need for the first few weeks at home. The class covers such topics as:
• 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, and it is recommended that parents attend when they are in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
Please call 703-614-7204, 703-614-7208 or 703-693-1160 to register.
• Friday, March 26 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm • Virtual.
Indoor Play Morning (Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall)
Hosted by The New Parent Support Program. Join us every Thursday morning for open play, structured activities, sing-along-songs with instruments, and story time for preschool children 0-5 years old. No registration necessary. For general information, call 703-614-7204 or 703-696-3512.
Cooperative Parenting & Divorce
Are you separating/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 the most common court requirements for a parent education class prior to granting custody or visitation orders.
Registration required. To register please call 703.614.7204.
Monday, March 8 • 12:00–4:00 pm • Bldg. 12, Conference Rm.
Infant Massage Class (4 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
What’s more, giving your baby a massage can help you find your own sense of calm!
Infant massage will be taught over a span of 4 weeks, with instructors demonstrating on dolls. For more information, please contact NPSP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-614-7208 or 703-614-7204.
1-2-3 Magic Discipline Class
Parents: Are you finding yourself saying the same things to your kids over and over with them still not listening? Are your children bickering amongst each other, not doing chores and whining? If you answered yes to any of these then 1, 2, 3 Magic can help! This two hour class is parents of children aged 2-12 years old. It is designed to parents provide consistent, effective discipline techniques. Please call 703-614-7204 or 7208 to schedule an appointment or to register.
Available via Home Visits.
Home Visiting Services
The New Parent Support Program has experienced and licensed professional counselors and social workers who provide Home Visitation. The purpose of the visit is to provide parenting education and support to you on an individual basis. The visits can take place in your home 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 addressing a variety of educational topics including:
• military family life
• sibling rivalry
• communication with your children
• stress management tips
• development screenings
• toilet training
• SIDS prevention
• deployment issues
• and much, much more.
Postpartum Support International
The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Approximately 15% of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child. Up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family.