NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NPSP)
|Publication Date:||20 December 2005|
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
Applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Military Departments. The term "Military Services," as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps.
Applies to expectant parents and parents of children from birth to 3 years of age who are eligible to receive treatment in military medical treatment facilities on either a fee-paying or a non-fee-paying basis.
This Instruction implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures under reference (a) for the New Parent Support Program (NPSP), a standardized Family Advocacy Program (FAP) secondary prevention program for parents who are at risk for engaging in child abuse. 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.