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Designed for at-risk youth, teen parents & families experiencing moderate levels of dysfunction.

Nurturing America's Military Families

Group / Home-Based Sessions Vary

The Department of the Navy, Army and Marines has implemented the Nurturing Program in the New Parent Support Programs (NPSP) worldwide. The program is voluntary and the length differs per installation. NPSP is commonly a home visitation program although some bases implement the program in groups. The Lesson Guide stresses Nurturing Parenting practices as well as issues related to be a military family. Such issues include deployment, staying in touch, PTSD, re-unification and more.

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Program Description...

    Nurturing America’s Military Families is a Parenting Program specifically designed to improve the nurturing parenting skills of parents in the military with children ages birth to 5 years old. The NPSP model of the Military Families Nurturing Program is culturally adapted to address the uniqueness of parenting when one or both parents is on active duty. The NPSP is referred to as a competency-based program.

    Depending on the age of the child, appropriate activities are implemented in a pre-school type setting. Home visits engage parents in learning Nurturing Parenting skills and building positive parent-child attachments.

Program Consists of...

    Lessons are presented in the 5 parenting constructs that represent the subscales of the 
    Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2):

    • Empathy;
    • Developmental Expectations;
    • Alternatives to Corporal Punishment;
    • Reversing Family Roles; and
    • Oppressing Children’s Power and Independence

    Parents complete the AAPI-2 and the Nurturing Skills Competency Scale (NSCS) to measure changes in knowledge, beliefs, and behavior. Based on the pretest data, parents and parent educators create a Family Nurturing Plan (FNP) that tailors the lesson to meet the specific parenting needs of the families. The parent educators use the Family Nurturing Plan (FNP) to measure the progress parents are making. Parents use the Family Nurturing Journal (FNJ) to monitor their progress in learning the program competencies.

    The Home Visitor’s Instructional Manual contains 55 individual lessons in parenting, and 7 lessons in family life in the military. Each lesson can be taught in a home based setting. Each of the 62 available home visits has identified competencies that the parents need to learn in order for their parenting practices to improve. Weekly Home Practice Assignments help parents develop the nurturing parenting competencies.

Product   Qty Price
Easy Reader Parent Handbook (NPER)
Nurturing Americas Military Families - Home Visitors Instructional Manual for Teaching Parents (MILHVIM)
Nurturing Americas Military Families - Parent Handbook (MILNPSP-PHB)
Resource Materials
Nurturing Book for Babies and Children (NBBC)
DVDs and CDs
Alternatives to Spanking DVD Series (SPKDVD)
Infant Massage Short Version DVD (IFMSDVD)
Parents and Their Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers - DVD (NP2DVD)
Assessments and Evaluations
AAPI / PARTI / NSCS Online Administrations (AOL) ***added to your account within 1-2 business days
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)
Military Families Nurturing Skills Program (NP-MIL)