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5/15/2017 -

http://www.nurturingprogramresearch.com

The Nurturing Programs are Evidence-Based, Trauma-Informed programs that involve the entire family.  The Nurturing Program Research web site has been created to support your interest in knowing and understanding the decades of research that support the effectiveness of the Nurturing Programs.  


3/8/2017 -

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.

The long term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors.

Seven things you should know about Nurturing Parenting Programs...


10/14/2016 -

Browse by State, Month or Trainer/Consultant

Facilitator Training and Seminar Workshops are a generic three-day workshop that teaches the philosophy of Nurturing Parenting and how to implement and facilitate the Nurturing Parenting Programs.

Trainings fill quickly so register early! To attend or if you need assistance regarding a Nurturing Parenting Programs Facilitator Training and Seminar Workshop or Training with Dr. Stephen J. Bavolek contact the Family Nurturing Center: FNC@NurturingParenting.com or Phone: 262.652.6501.

Go to Facilitator Trai...  Read More »


8/24/2016 -

View LGBT Supplemental Program Commercial

Blend Nurturing Parenting with the uniqueness of LGBT Families. Six Sessions that Empower Parents and Professionals.

Major Goals for Teaching and Understanding the Parenting Traditions of LGBT Families are to help LGBT parents connect with each other and reconnect with themselves and their children for a meaningful progression to equity, dignity, and respect in a society that often strays from its commitment to establish equality for all people.

To help professionals advance the development of LGBT par...  Read More »


7/15/2016 -

To Be Released July 27, 2016 (English versions available at this time)

Plus updated demographic questions for AAPI 2.1 and NSCS 3.0

The six new NSCS inventories include: Parents & their Children Birth to Five Teen Parents/Young Parents & their Families Families in Nurturing Skills Programs. Prenatal Families Parents & their Adolescents Parents & their School-Age Children

The AAPI 2.1 version consists of an updated demographic sheet only. None of the 40 items on Forms A or B have been changed. Click here to view the updated AAPI...  Read More »


6/8/2016 -

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Families Supplemental - Lesson Guide for Teaching Adults (LGBT-LGA)Blend Nurturing Parenting with the uniqueness of LGBT Families

Six Sessions that Empower Parents and Professionals.

Major Goals for Teaching and Understanding the Parenting Traditions of LGBT Families are to help LGBT parents connect with each other and reconnect with themselves and their children for a meaningful progression to equity, dignity, and respect in a society that often strays from its commitment to establish equality for all people.

To help professionals advance the development of LGBT parenting skills by integrating contemporary con...  Read More »


5/6/2016 -

Family-centered trauma-informed initiative

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.

The long term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors.

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3/15/2016 -

Developmentally Informed Child and Family Interventions

IB3 is now in year 3 of the demonstration. We appreciate another opportunity to review growth and progress and to enumerate ongoing challenges with the waiver implementation.

This report provides a comprehensive review of implementation activities across each year of the demonstration in the evaluation section of this report. As we end this reporting period, there are currently 1,255 children referred to the demonstration and there is an even distribution of those cases across intervention and compari...  Read More »


1/31/2016 -

Family Links delivers innovative, high quality training in the Nurturing Programme to health and social care services, third sector organisations, schools and universities.

Family Links partners with Canterbury Christ Church University to pioneer an innovative Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Emotional Learning for teachers.

The UK’s leading emotional health charity, Family Links, has announced a new partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University to offer the UK’s first Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Emotional Learning.

Si...  Read More »


1/29/2016 -

View All Research and Validation Studies 

Birth and Beyond AmeriCorps study from 2013 to 2015 utilizes quasi-experimental research design to measure pre-post impact of the Nurturing Parenting Program with longitudinal follow-up data.

The Nurturing Parenting Program utilized was primarily Parents and their Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers... Read More

The Oregon's IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project assesses two innovative service models for families in the child welfare system:

1. Relationship Based Visitation (RBV)...  Read More »


11/17/2015 -

Do you have Research Findings, Studies or Articles pertaining to the Nurturing Parenting Programs?

Please send them here: FDR@NurturingParenting.com

Nurturing Parenting Programs have over 30 years of effectiveness. Numerous Research Findings, Studies and Articles are available here. Family Development Resources has been providing cost-effective, validated approaches to help treat and prevent child abuse and neglect for over 30 years.

Families learn new attitudes and skills that reduce dysfunction in families, with follow-up studies indicating lo...  Read More »


10/13/2015 -

A Fourteen-Step Quick Implementation Guide (PIM#3)Welcome to the world of Nurturing Parenting

Our vision is to cultivate a culture of nurturing through the implementation of community-based, family focused education in the philosophy and practices of nurturing.

Education in nurturing is a proven philosophy and program that can be taught and practiced in our families, in our schools, in our businesses, in our places of worship and in all the branches and levels of governments worldwide... Learn More


9/15/2015 -

1. Thirty Nurturing Programs: Select the Right Program for your Families

Family Development is committed to meeting the unique needs of families. To this end, approximately 30 programs or program models are available that are designed to meet the family’s educational learning styles and abilities; the family’s culture and language; the ages of the children as well as the ages of the parents. The first step in implementing the Nurturing Parenting Programs is to select the right program(s) for the families you are serving.

2. Nurturing Programs: T...  Read More »


8/10/2015 -

What is very unique about the Nurturing Programs is the foundation of the teachings is based on the known practices of child maltreatment:

Inappropriate Expectations, Parental lack of Empathy, Strong Belief in the use of Corporal Punishment, Reversing Parent-Child Roles; and Oppressing Children's Power and Independence.

The Nurturing Programs are family-centered trauma-informed initiative based programs that, with partnership with other agencies, can work at changing all the family patterns that are contributing to maltreatment, including mental health issu...  Read More »


6/15/2015 -

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are designed for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

To meet the specific needs of families, programs have been identified according to the standard levels of prevention: Primary, Secondary (intervention) and Tertiary (treatment).

Primary Prevention-Education Programs are designed to empower individuals and families with new knowledge and skills.

Secondary Prevention-Intervention Programs are designed for at-risk youth, teen parents & families exp...  Read More »


5/1/2015 -

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 designed to develop nurturing parenting practices. The program is competency-based.

Each group- and home-based session has stated competencies designed to measure when parents have acquired a new understanding and demonstrate new skills th...  Read More »


2/10/2015 -

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 of becoming a more nurturing parent.

The program will be used to improve the parenting skills of those families who have already come into contact with child welfare system, but are not under court supervision ...Read More


1/20/2015 -

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 home/parent sessions between the group sessions to ensure the knowledge and skills presented in the group sessions are being implemented in home...Learn More


11/18/2014 -

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 skills and attitudes that reduce dysfunction in families, with follow-up studies indicating low rates of recidivism.

The Nurturing Programs® have and will continue to make a significant contribution to the ove...  Read More »


10/13/2014 -

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 to national agencies who rate evidence based parenting programs.

In addition, FDR is seeking agencies who are currently engaged in or interested participating in studies utilizing control group or randomized control group research designs. Material...  Read More »


9/15/2014 -

Strengthening Parent & Child Bonding and Attachment Activities Manual (PBA)Read, Touch, Talk and Play

Increase the feelings of closeness between you and your children and help your child’s brain grow. We call that closeness “bonding and attachment.”

Bonding means the intense feelings of caring and love between a mom and her baby. Mother-child bonding begins upon conception and carries through birth and early childhood.

While bonding happens early in the parent-child relationship, attachment is an extension of the bonded closeness between a mom and her child that la...  Read More »


8/4/2014 -
Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their School-age Children 5 to 12 Years has been rated by the CEBC.
 
The following areas were rated by the CEBC: Parent Training Programs and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs.

Target Population: Families who have been reported to the child welfare system for child maltreatment including physical and emotional maltreatment in addition to child neglect; may be used as a court-ordered parenting program.

Learn More about the CEBC Rating of the School-Age Program
Learn More about the School-...  Read More »

7/2/2014 -
Developing Nurturing Skills (DNS): School-Based Program
The ability to positively nurture is a part of the nature of all human beings.

Developing Nurturing Skills (DNS) Program overall goal is to cultivate a culture that promotes positive nurturing beliefs, knowledge and behaviors in our classrooms and in our families. 

Working together to create a “norm of nurturing” teachers and parents can make both the classroom and the home two environments that reinforce positive nurturing.  

We are born with the predisposition to care for others by forming strong bonds and positive, secure attachments. Unfor...  Read More »

5/13/2014 -
The Reporting Module Option saves time and money, improves your program delivery and enhances your funding opportunities. 

Have your reports reflect the accurate presentation of data that will impress your Board Members and Funders. 

For a fee you will have the ability to create your own summary data tables. 

Summary tables are useful in monitoring the success of your programs, reporting information to your funding sources, reviewing the levels of progress parents are making, and providing feedback to your staff for all their hard work

Pics of Ad...  Read More »

3/5/2014 -
Ever wonder why some parents go to parent education classes and their children are still at risk?

Sometimes we assume the parent didn't participate fully but it could be they were not referred to the level of class to best meet their needs.

The Virginia State-Wide Parent Education Coalition (VSPEC) is a professional organization.

VSPEC is comprised of members in the public and private sectors who work with families and/or conduct parent education classes, has developed this Parent Education Toolkit to help you determine whether the classes meet the needs of the person you...  Read More »

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