Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their School-age Children 5 to 12 Years

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About This Program

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

Brief Description

The Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their School Age Children 5 to 12 Years is a 15-session program that is group-based, and family-centered. Parents and their children attend separate groups that meet concurrently. Each session is scheduled for 2.5 hours with a 20-minute break in which parents and children get together and have fun.

The lessons in the program are based on the known parenting behaviors that contribute to child maltreatment:

  • Inappropriate parental expectations
  • Parental lack of empathy in meeting the needs of their children
  • Strong belief in the use of corporal punishment
  • Reversing parent-child family roles
  • Oppressing children’s power and independence

Assessment (pre, process, and post) of parent’s parenting and child rearing beliefs, knowledge, and skills allows the program facilitators to measure the attainment of lesson competencies.

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their School-age Children 5 to 12 Years 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
  • Reduction in 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: September 2015

Last CEBC Contact Date: May 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: January 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2014