Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

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About This Program

Target Population: Families who had 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

Brief Description

The Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers is a family-centered program designed for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Both parents and their children birth to five years participate in home-based, group-based, or combination group-based and home-based program models. Lessons are competency-based ensuring parental learning and mastery of skills.

The program lessons focus on remediating five parenting patterns known to form the basis of maltreatment:

  • Having inappropriate developmental expectations of children
  • Demonstrating a consistent lack of empathy towards meeting children’s needs
  • Expressing a strong belief in the use of corporal punishment and utilizing spanking as their principle means of discipline
  • Reversing the role responsibilities of parents and children so that children learn to become the caregivers to their parents
  • Oppressing the power and independence of children by demanding strict obedience to their commands

Built in assessments (pre, process, and post) allow the practitioner and the parents to track the acquisition of new knowledge, beliefs and skills.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers are:

  • Measurable gains in the individual self-worth of parents and children
  • Measurable gains in parental empathy and meeting their own adult needs in healthy ways
  • Measurable gains in parental empathy towards meeting the needs of their children
  • Utilization of dignified, non-violent disciplinary strategies and practices
  • Measurable gains in empowerment of the parents and their children
  • Measurable gains in nurturing parenting beliefs, knowledge and utilization of skills and strategies as measured by program assessment inventories
  • Reunification of parents and their children who are in foster care
  • High rate of attendance and completion of their program
  • Low rates of recidivism of program graduates

Contact Information

Robert Schramm
Agency/Affiliation: Family Development Resources, Inc.
Phone: (800) 688-5822
Fax: (435) 649-9599

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: December 2015

Last CEBC Contact Date: May 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: July 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2014