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Community Based Education in Nurturing Parenting
The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills. The program is designed to empower individuals and families with new knowledge, beliefs, strategies and skills to make good and healthy lifestyle choices. Nurturing Parenting promotes the growth and development of positive parenting traits, qualities, and characteristics.
An evidenced-based parent program, developed in the late 1970s, Nurturing Parenting Programs encourage 100% non-spanking child-rearing skills and are founded on the basic beliefs of caring for self, others, and the environment.
Ten independent lessons can be offered as a series to include:
The nurturing philosophy of non-violent parenting focuses on the development of empathy, self-worth, self-awareness, empowerment, discipline with dignity, appropriate family roles and age-appropriate expectations of children’s development.
National Recognition and International Utilization
The Nurturing Parenting Programs are recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Registry for Evidence-based Parenting Programs (NREPP), The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJPD) and a number of state and local agencies as proven programs for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
The Departments of the Army and Navy utilize the Nurturing Parenting Program to enhance parenting skills for first time parents in bases worldwide.