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Parents & Their Children with Special Needs & Health Challenges

12 Group-Based Sessions

The Nurturing Program for Parents and Their Children with Special Needs and Health Challenges is designed to help parents and their children with chronic or life threatening medical conditions, developmental delays, life-altering disorders and disabilities. Parents and their children meet separately for the first 90 minutes and meet together for the last 30 minutes, one day a week for 12 weeks.

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Program Description...

    The Parents & Their Children with Special Needs & Health Challenges is a Twelve session 
    group-based program that meets one day a week for 12 weeks. 

    • Each session runs 2 hours
    • Designed for parents of children birth to 12
    • Parents & children meet concurrently in separate groups
    • Two facilitators run parents’ group; two or more facilitators run the childrens' group
    • Parents & children engage in a 30-minute Family Time with games, songs, snacks & more

    Children’s groups are designed to meet the needs of all children regardless of abilities or health concerns. The program material is consistent with topics covered in the adult sessions, and supports the healthy development of children ages birth to 12.

Parents Increase Their Skills & Knowledge...

    Nurturing Programs® are inclusive in nature (Inclusion is the full acceptance of all people and leads to a sense of belonging for all family and community members).

    Children with special needs and health challenges are included in groups with their typically developing peers. A child with special needs that is included with typically developing children may model behavior and learning. A typically developing child with a health challenge will feel a sense of belonging and normalcy through inclusion. When children who are typically developing and healthy are exposed at an early age to children who are different they can develop empathy, compassion and helpfulness.

    Families living with children with special needs and health challenges experience a profoundly personal journey. Each family brings to the experience a unique history, value system, cultural identity, and combination of strengths and challenges.

    The Nurturing Program for Parents and Their Children with Special Needs and Health Challenges™ has been designed to provide families the support they need to successfully navigate the journey of parenting. The conceptual framework and morals and values included in the program are applicable to all Nurturing Parenting Programs®.

Product   Qty Price
Special Needs & Health Challenges - Facilitators Activities Manual for Children (HCAMC)
Special Needs & Health Challenges - Facilitators Activities Manual for Parents (HCAMP)
Special Needs & Health Challenges - Parent Handbook (HCPHB)
Resource Materials
Implementation Manual (NPIMP)
Infant Massage Handbook (IFM-H)
Multicultural Parenting Guide (MCG)
DVDs and CDs
Infant Massage Short Version DVD (IFMSDVD)
Nurturing Game (NG)
Assessments and Evaluations
AAPI / PARTI / NSCS Online Administrations (AOL) ***added to your account within 1-2 business days
Evaluation Forms - pkg/120 (EF)
Family Logs - pkg/120 (FL)
Special Needs & Health Challenges - Competency Assessment - pkg/20 (HCCA)
Certificates for Children - pkg/20 (CERC)
Certificates for Facilitator's - pkg/20 (CERF)
Certificates for Parent's - pkg/20 (CERP)
Certificates for Volunteer's - pkg/20 (CERV)
Optional Online Resources
AAPI / NSCS Online Reporting Module (AOL-RM) ***added to your account within 1-2 business days
Optional Professional Manuals
A Fourteen-Step Quick Implementation Guide (PIM#3)
Assessment, Evaluation & Research: Examining Parenting History, Beliefs, Knowledge & Skills (PIM#2)
Nurturing Parenting Programs Catalog (CATALOG)
Optional Supplemental Materials
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Families Supplemental - Lesson Guide for Teaching Adults (LGBT-LGA)
Native American Parenting Supplemental Lesson Guide (NA-LGA)
Special Needs & Health Challenges Program (NPHC)