2003 DOD New Parent Support Program : raising our future heroes.

Year Published
Author (Organization)
Department of Defense.
Resource Type
Training Materials
Resource Format
Audio Visual
Resource Language
This CD-ROM set contains 23 presentations from the Department of Defense New Parent Support Program (NPSP) training conference. The NPSP uses an intensive, voluntary, home visitation model developed specifically for expectant parents and parents of children from birth to 3 years of age, to reduce the risk of child abuse. Presentations address: home visitation strategies to prevent physical child abuse and neglect before abuse occurs; interventions to stop family violence and protect the health and safety of women and children; shaken baby syndrome prevention; child abuse prevention in primary health care; reasonable suspicion of family maltreatment and assessment and referral protocols for the home visitor; raising children in a socially toxic environment; the perspective of the Department of Defense; recognizing signs of spouse and child abuse; developing attachment despite deployments; addressing child abuse prevention in the womb; successful strategies for the challenges in home visiting; the role of fathers; mental health challenges in home visiting; compassion fatigue and father tongue vs. mother tongue; coping when fathers are gone; turning cultural sensitivity into cultural competence; the need for nurturing parenting; joint new parent support program and telehealth augmentation; and discovering the rhythm of community, family, and self.

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