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New Parent Support Program (NPSP)

Your Behavioral Health Branch is available to you during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

We are available from 7:30am to 4:30pm daily for in person or telehealth services. If you are unable to reach us by phone, please leave us a message so we can return your call promptly. We will return your call within 24 hours of receiving your message.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:30am – 4:30pm.

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.

Additional Information

NPSP Classes

JBMHH Song & Story Play Group

Every Thursday • 10:00 - 11:30 am
Hosted by the New Parent Support Program.

This workshop scheduled for Thursday, January 6, 2022 has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Join us every Thursday morning for sing-along-songs and story time for preschool children 0-5 years old. Registration is necessary!

Next workshops:
• Thursday, January 24 • 10:00-11:30 am • Henderson Hall Chapel.

For more information call 703-614-7208 or 703-859-4891.

Baby Boot Camp

Having a baby is both an exciting as well as scary experience as Babies 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:
• 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, 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.

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.

Infant Massage Class

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. Please contact NPSP at 703-614-7204 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 Registered Nurses 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
• discipline
• sibling rivalry
• communication with your children
• stress management tips
• development screenings
• toilet training
• nutrition
• SIDS prevention
• deployment issues
• and much, much more.

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Postpartum Support International

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.

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