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

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Program/Intervention Name

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


Family Functioning, Parenting Skills - Training and Enhancement

Program/Intervention Description

What: 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. The long term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multiparent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors. The programs have been adapted for special populations, including Hmong families, Military families, Hispanic families, African-American families, Teen Parents, Foster and Adoptive Families, Families in Alcohol Treatment and Recovery, Parents with Special Learning Needs, and Families with Children with Health Challenges. How: 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.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

6-12, Parent/Adult

Program Goals/Outcomes

1: Parenting attitudes, knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors, 2: Recidivism of child abuse and neglect, 3: Children's behavior and attitudes toward parenting, 4: Family interaction

QIC Target Group

Both Target 1 and Target 2

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 3: Replicated Without Adaptation for Adoption or Guardianship

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 3: Emerging Practice

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D.


Nurturing Parenting

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(800) 688-5822

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)