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Victim Advocacy Program (VAP)
1591 Bell Richard Avenue
Fort Polk, LA 71459
The New Parent Support Program is a team of support staff — made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists — that focuses on providing individualized support for new and expecting parents. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes. Find out what’s available at your installation. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out a nearby installation to see if they have additional resources.
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand. The New Parent Support Program is a free service for military parents.
The program focuses on one-on-one support through home visits. Parenting classes and playgroups may also be available at some locations. Staff members include nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists.
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program.
The program’s home visitors understand the challenges of military life. They can share tools for successful parenting during PCS, deployment and more.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, or para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have kids 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your Family Advocacy Program office or Military and Family Support Center.
New Parent Support Program (NPSP)
1591 Bell Richard Ave, BLDG 920 Fort Polk, LA 71459
The New Parent Support Program is a free, voluntary service that offers education and support to Fort Polk parents expecting a baby or with a child under the age of 36 months. Our team of registered nurses (RNs) and a social worker (LCSW), understand the stressors of parenting and the unique challenges of raising a family in the military. We provide encouragement and education throughout your pregnancy, after delivery, and during all stages of development for your newborn and young child
· Parenting information and support in the comfort of your home
· Education and resources for: pregnancy, newborn care, breastfeeding, growth and development, home safety,
· nutrition, sleep issues, positive discipline, potty training, and parenting in the military
· We offer one-on-one Infant Massage class during home visits
· Home visits are provided within a 50 mile radius of Fort Polk
Baby Boot Camp
· Hands-on class about feeding, bathing, diapering, and soothing
· your newborn
· For expectant parents in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd trimester
· Please call NPSP to register
· Hands-on class with your infant to learn the soothing benefits of massage
· Infant massage can help with: crying, digestion/gas issues, growth and development, and creating a stronger bond with your little one
· Held every Tuesday, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at ACS
· For parents and their children ages six weeks up to 36 months
· Stay and play, do a craft, listen to a story, and sing songs
· No registration required
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