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Family Development Resources, publishers of the Nurturing Parenting Programs

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Designed to empower individuals and families with new knowledge and skills.
5 to 12 sessions
Designed for at-risk youth, teen parents and families experiencing moderate levels of dysfunction.
12 to 20 sessions
Designed for families referred for parenting education by Mental Health/Social Services.
15 to 25 sessions
Designed for agencies to offer long-term, more comprehensive parenting education.
26 to 55 sessions

  Dr. Stephen J. Bavolek

Dr. Stephen J. Bavolek Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D., is a recognized leader in the fields of child abuse and neglect, treatment and prevention, and parenting education. Dr. Bavolek has received numerous International and National awards... Learn More  
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Nurturing Parenting Programs have over 30 years of effectiveness.

Numerous Research Findings, Studies and Articles have shown that... Learn More  

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Implementing Nurturing Parenting Programs (Birth to Age 5)

Parents & Their Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers Program (NP2)The Nurturing Parenting Programs are trauma informed, family-based programs designed for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

As a family, parents and their children learn positive and caring nurturing skills.

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are family-based prevention and intervention programs d...

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Arkansas to kick off Nurturing Parenting Program

Training aimed at preventing abuse, reducing number of children coming into foster care

In an effort to prevent more children from coming into the state foster care system, the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is launching a program in March that teaches the fundamentals...

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Young Parents & their Families

Young Parents & Their Families - 16 Group Sessions Program (NPYP)The Nurturing Program for Young Parents and Their Families is referred to as a competency-based program.

Each lesson has identified competencies the parents need to learn in order for their parenting practices to improve.

Parents attend 16 group sessions each lasting 2 1/2 hours. Families can also receive individual h...

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Nurturing Parenting Programs and Over 30 Years of Evidence

Family Development Resources has been providing cost-effective, validated approaches to help treat and prevent child abuse and neglect for over 30 years.

Please read: "History and Development of the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory and the Nurturing Parenting Programs"

Families learn new skill...

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Effectiveness of the Nurturing Programs...

Since 1983, over 2 million families have participated in the Nurturing Parenting Programs.

Family Development is seeking published articles or unpublished research reports regarding the effectiveness of the Nurturing Programs.

The articles and reports may be posted on our web site or submitted as additional evidence...

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