Developing and maintaining family resilience, with the numerous changes military service members and military family members encounter, requires ongoing assessment of family dynamics. Marine and Family Programs offers a number of services to help families as they grow.
Common Parenting & Family Issues:
The basics of parenting
Deployment of a spouse or loved one
Communications with your partner
Talk to a Counselor: 252-466-3264
Programs for Parent & Family
New Parent Support Program (NPSP) 252-466-3651
Being a parent is a tough job. The New Parent Support Program offers support and education for expectant parents and parents of children through age 5, regardless of whether this is the couple’s first child. NPSP offers professionally staffed home visits and the following classes: Belly Basics, The Birth Experience, Baby Boot Camp and Infant Massage.
Would you like one-on-one time in the comfort of your own home to address some of your parenting questions? Is your spouse deployed and you’re feeling overwhelmed? Professional home visitors are available to assist with any of your parenting needs including the transition of your newborn into your home, discipline issues, safety, potty training, couple issues and any other concerns that parents of young children often have. Whether this is your first child, or you have several children, each stage for individuals and the entire family group brings many changes. Utilizing several evidence-based programs, Home Visitors can assist you as you look at your personal parenting inventory and family circumstances to decide what topics interest you and you can learn more about.
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
The Family Advocacy Program provides preventions, education, assessments and treatment on many topics. Our mission is to support Marine Corps readiness through prevention and early intervention. The program addresses family violence issues through a Coordinated Community Response to promote safe family relationships and the emotional health of Marines and their families. We all want to be as healthy emotionally as we are physically. We can all use a bit of help from time to time. FAP is here to provide that help. Prevention and education topics include: Combat Stress, Stress and Anger Management, Family Violence and Personal Relationships.
Victim Advocacy Program (VA) 252-671-0377
The Victim Advocacy Program provides support services to victims of abuse. If you have been the victim of domestic abuse or sexual assault, you are not alone. Our Victim Advocates are here for you when you need them. Victim Advocates will assist in developing a personalized safety plan and help you make the choice that is right for you. We advocate for your right and wishes as well as provide emotional support and crisis intervention. We can work as a liaison with commands and provide court and medical accompaniment. We can also offer military and community referrals and assist you with accessing these resources.