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Family Development Resources, publishers of the Nurturing Parenting Programs

Designed for agencies to offer long-term, more comprehensive parenting education.

Comprehensive Programs




Comprehensive Programs are ideally suited for agencies like Healthy Start, Head Start, Schools, Residential Centers, Home-Visitation Programs and Parent Education Programs designed to offer long term, more comprehensive parenting education. The Nurturing Programs presented below are evidence-based programs that have been validated with agencies providing services over a period of years to families.



Choose a Program By Description

Choose a Program By Material:


Teen Parents & Their Children
Parents & Their Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers
Spanish Speaking Parents & Their Children Birth to 12 years
Spanish Speaking Parents & Their Children 4 to 12 years

Choose a Program By Description:

  Group Home Number/Length of Sessions
Teen Parents & Their Children  > Check Check 26 Sessions - Group
Each Session 2 1/2 Hrs

50 Sessions - Home
Each Session 1 1/2 Hrs
26 Group / 50 Home-Based Sessions

Group-Based -
Teen parents attend 26 group-based sessions. Each session lasts 2 1/2 hours with a break in-between. Lessons address issues of being a teen, a teen parent, and a member of a family. Teens practice parenting skills with their children during class time. 

Home-Based - Teen parents participate in 50 home visitations each session lasting approximately 1 1/2 hours. Grandparents are invited to participate in the lessons at the home visitors' discretion.


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Parents & Their Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers  > Check Check 27 Sessions - Group
Each Session 2 1/2 Hrs

55 Sessions - Home
Each Session 1 1/2 Hrs
27 Group / 55 Home-Based Sessions

Group-Based -
The group-based (Center-Based) program is a comprehensive parenting program utilized by agencies where parents attend over a period of years. Programs like Head Start offer Center based parenting education. Many agencies modify the length of the group sessions to 1 1/2 hours to allow more interactive time between parent and child.

Home-Based - The 55 Session home-visitation program is commonly used by agencies offering long-term support to families raising children infancy to preschool. Many Healthy Start and Head Start agencies utilize the program as the basis of their parenting curriculum. 

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Spanish Speaking Parents & Their Children Birth to 12 years  > Check Check 27 Sessions - Group
Each Session 2 1/2 Hrs

55 Sessions - Home
Each Session 1 1/2 Hrs
27 Group / 55 Home-Based Sessions

Group-Based -
The group-based (Center-Based) program is a comprehensive parenting program utilized by agencies where parents attend over a period of years. Programs like Head Start offer Center based parenting education. Many agencies modify the length of the group sessions to 1 1/2 hours to allow more interactive time between parent and child.

Home-Based - The 55 Session home-visitation program is commonly used by agencies offering long-term support to families raising children infancy to preschool. Many Healthy Start and Head Start agencies utilize the program as the basis of their parenting curriculum.
 

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Spanish Speaking Parents & Their Children 4 to 12 years  > Check 15 Sessions
Each Session 2 1/2 Hrs
15 Group-Based Sessions

4 - 12 Years Crianza con Cariño (The Nurturing Program for Parents and Their Children 4 to 12 Years) was validated with Spanish-speaking families in Colorado, Wisconsin, Arizona, Texas, Mexico, and Venezuela. Agencies serving Hispanic families of Puerto Rican, Mexican, Central and South American descent participated in the field-testing.

Program concepts and language have been carefully reviewed and edited by Hispanic professionals in human services to ensure that the nurturing parenting concepts are culturally sensitive, appropriate and accurately presented.


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