Family Nurturing Center of Colorado
The Family Nurturing Center of Colorado was established by Nurturing Parenting Trainers, Janet Jones and Rita Wiley, in July 2007. Janet and Rita have taught and advocated the Nurturing Parenting philosophy in Colorado Springs for a combined total of thirty years, first at the El Paso County Health Department, then at a nonprofit (founded by Rita) for the last six years. Both Rita and Janet are licensed therapists specializing in issues that affect children, adolescents and families. Check out their website at www.familynurturingcenterco.com for a more detailed description of the services offered.
Rita Wiley, MEd, MA, LPC
Rita is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Trainer/Consultant for the Nurturing Parenting Programs and Ft. Carson Army Community Service New Parent Support home visitor. She is responsible for the development of many child abuse prevention initiatives locally and statewide.
For 21 years, Rita, husband, Bob and 6 children, lived in Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina and Seoul, Korea from 1968 to 1987. Since 1987, Rita has taught, trained and advocated the philosophy and skills of the Nurturing Parenting Programs to thousands of parents, grandparents, children, adolescents and professionals in Colorado, NE, Wyoming and WA .
She holds two graduate degrees, an MEd in Early Childhood Education and an MA in Community Counseling. Rita has received numerous state and local awards including the Colorado Coalition for Protection of Children, Child Advocacy Award (1994) and the Children's Champion Award from the CO Children's Campaign (1997). In May 2007, she was recognized at the annual Family Law Luncheon with the Lohman Award for Excellence on Behalf of Children. With her husband (Bob) of 42 years, she has raised one birth and five adopted children, ages 28 to 40 and has 5 beautiful grandchildren, age 2 to 21.
Janet Jones, MA, LPC
For the past thirteen years, Janet has facilitated the Nurturing Parenting Programs in Colorado Springs. She has been a nationally recognized trainer for the past six years. A former high school teacher, she wished to use her teaching skills to help parents learn to nurture their children and stop the cycle of violence in which so many of those parents were raised. She also found that Nurturing philosophy and skills were most helpful in raising her own three daughters, now 20, 24 and 27.
Janet is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children and families, specializing in Play Therapy, as well as families of divorce. She runs a monthly, court-approved class for divorcing parents, “For The Kids Co-Parenting Workshop.” In addition, she serves as a Parenting Coordinator, a CFI (Child & Family Investigator) and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to represent children in the court system.
Family Nurturing Center of Colorado #131
6455 North Union Boulevard, Ste. 202
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Office Phone: (719) 533-1088
Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org