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Nurturing Parenting Programs

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

In the short term, family members will develop:

  • Empathy
  • Self-worth
  • Self-awareness
  • Empowerment
  • Discipline with dignity
  • Appropriate family roles
  • Age-appropriate expectations of children’s development

This training, developed by Stephen J. Bavolek, is aimed at facilitators of family programs.

Do you work with parents and want to learn Nurturing Parenting? Contact Kari Lerch at 414-270-2950 or to learn about training opportunities.