Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D., is a recognized leader in the fields of child abuse and neglect, treatment and prevention, and parenting education. Dr. Bavolek has received numerous International and National awards... Learn More
Nurturing Parenting Programs have over 30 years of effectiveness.
Numerous Research Findings, Studies and Articles have shown that... Learn More
In an effort to prevent more children from coming into the state foster care system, the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is launching a program in March that teaches the fundamentals...
Each lesson has identified competencies the parents need to learn in order for their parenting practices to improve.
Parents attend 16 group sessions each lasting 2 1/2 hours. Families can also receive individual h...
Families learn new skill...
Since 1983, over 2 million families have participated in the Nurturing Parenting Programs.
Family Development is seeking published articles or unpublished research reports regarding the effectiveness of the Nurturing Programs.
The articles and reports may be posted on our web site or submitted as additional evidence...
Increase the feelings of closeness between you and your children and help your child’s brain grow. We call that closeness “bonding and attachment.”
Bonding means the intense feelings of caring and love between a mom and her baby. Mother-child bonding begins upon co...