True Prevention Means: Interaction with Parents
"The one thing I really learned was different skills on how to deal with problems. How to stay calm. It's an issue I still work on. It was nice to hear from other parents and know I'm not alone. I used to get really hard on myself because I would just yell a lot. Now I know what the issue is and I say LET'S FIX IT!" - Family Tree Mom
Parents reported that they learned how to protect their children from unsafe conditions, show love and affection to the child, and create positive ways to discipline their children.
They learn to be good parents.
“I am not yelling as much. I have found ways to deal better. It has also helped me listen to my kids better.” -
Family Tree Parent after attending parenting classes
Uniquenesses of the Nurturing Parenting Programs
The Nurturing Parenting Programs have several unique features that make the programs effective:
- Nurturing Parenting Programs are designed for the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The programs are utilized nationwide to improve the lives of families ravaged by dysfunction.
- The Nurturing Programs are family based interventions where parents and their children learn similar knowledge and skills for improving the quality of their lives.
- Built in assessment strategies allow facilitators and parents to chart the course of their successes.
- The flexibility within the structure of the programs allows facilitators to ensure the specific needs of families are being met.
- The nurturing philosophy of non-violent parenting focuses on the development of empathy, self-worth, self-awareness, empowerment, discipline with dignity, appropriate family roles and age-appropriate expectations of children’s development.
- Lesson guides, DVDs, parent handbooks, and assessment inventories provide facilitators with individual lessons designed to promote individual and family growth.
- Parents and children learn how to play games, sing songs and have fun as a family.