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Victim Advocacy Program (VAP)
1591 Bell Richard Avenue
Fort Polk, LA 71459
You may be expecting your first baby or busy with a toddler. That probably means you have your hands full, and may have questions. Thankfully, help is at hand.
The New Parent Support Program is a free service that helps military parents, including expectant parents, transition successfully into parenthood and provide a nurturing environment for their children. Services vary, but may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes.
The New Parent Support Program is a team made up of nurses, social workers and home visitation specialists who offer support and guidance by helping parents:
Learn more about the New Parent Support Program and contact your installation New Parent Support Program office to find out what’s available at your installation.
New Parent Support Program staff are child development professionals, including registered nurses, clinical social workers, and para-professionals trained in the delivery and practice of established home visiting models. The program is supervised and monitored at the installation level by the Family Advocacy program manager.
The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have children age 3 or younger. Marine Corps eligibility includes families with at least one child under 5.
Contact your installation New Parent Support Program office or Family Advocacy Program office.
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
Walks and Talks
- Meets at Honor Field every Wednesday at 0900
Facebook Page: Fort Polk New Parent Support Program