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. There are approximately 30 programs 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 and ages of the parents. The Parenting Programs are designed for the three levels of prevention: primary (5 to 18 sessions), secondary (12 to 20 sessions, and tertiary (15 to 25 plus sessions). Program sessions are delivered in three program models: one-to-one in home, office, or classroom; group-based; and combination group-based with home-based sessions.

The Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their School Age Children 5 to 11 Years is a 15-session group-based program that meets for 2.5 hours one day a week for 15 consecutive weeks. Parents and their children attend separate groups that meet concurrently. The lessons in the program teach parents to replace old unwanted abusive parenting patterns for more caring, nurturing ones.

Prevent recidivism in families receiving social services; Lower the rate of multiparent teenage pregnancies; Reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse; Stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors.