Parenting Classes using the Nurturing Parenting Program
Sometimes it is necessary to have a more individual approach for a family. For this we have a family therapist on staff, who also works with individual needs. This allows a family member to have a place, outside of the home, to come and process, as well as learn and cope in a safe environment.
At Family Resource Network and Kaleidoscope Counseling, we teach parenting classes based on the Nurturing Parenting Program. We offer classes in both group and individual settings. There is a wide variety of At Family Resource Network and Kaleidoscope Counseling, we teach parenting classes based on the Nurturing Parenting Program. We offer classes in both group and individual settings. There is a wide variety of classes available including infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, school age children, and adolescents. We provide separate sessions for parents and children allowing for family members to learn on their own level. We then encourage families to discuss material and incorporate it into their home. One of the most important aspects of this program is to help parents understand development of children and decrease abuse and neglect of their children.
Parenting class is an opportunity to learn appropriate and different parenting techniques. This class focuses on the benefits of learning choices and consequences, offer supports of other parents and professionals, and provides the opportunity to learn the different learning and developmental stages and what can be expected of children.
Nurturing Parenting Program is an evidence-based training that supports the increase of self-worth, empowerment, empathy, bonding and attachment and alternative discipline techniques that are not harsh and/or abusive.
The goal of taking a parenting class is to:
- Help child and parents to reconnect in healthy appropriate fashion.
- Gives resources and ideas.
- Enables families to develop a support system with parents working through similar issues.
- To focus on family strengths.
- Assistance in preventing the need for out-of-home placement.
- Providing services to protect the child.
- Have an environment for parents to learn new techniques.
- Familiarize parents with community resources and supports.
- Enhancing parenting skills.
- Developing crisis intervention skills.
At the onset and conclusion of the program, participants will complete an assessment to measure an understanding of parenting techniques as it relates to age appropriate expectation, empathy, bonding and attachment, nurturing discipline, self-awareness and self-worth, empowerment, autonomy and independence.
Studies have found a positive change in attitudes and ability in each category following the successful completion of the program. These same Studies have found a positive change in attitudes and ability in each category following the successful completion of the program. These same studies show a 7% recidivism rate in abuse and neglect cases, when families successfully complete the program (that means 93% of families do not have a need to return for services.
Leader/facilitator must have a Master Degree in a related field, and be a certified trainer. Co-leader/Co-facilitators must have a minimum of a Training facilitators must be a certified trainer of Nurturing Parenting.
These services can be referred through single case agreements, core services or private pay.