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Family Development Resources, publishers of the Nurturing Parenting Programs

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Designed to empower individuals and families with new knowledge and skills.
5 to 12 sessions
Designed for at-risk youth, teen parents and families experiencing moderate levels of dysfunction.
12 to 20 sessions
Designed for families referred for parenting education by Mental Health/Social Services.
15 to 25 sessions
Designed for agencies to offer long-term, more comprehensive parenting education.
26 to 55 sessions

  Dr. Stephen J. Bavolek

Dr. Stephen J. Bavolek 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  
    Training Resources
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  • Infant Massage Trainings
  • Web Based Training Video
  • Trainer/Consultant Resources
  • Research/Validation Studies
    NREPP   Six Protective Pactors

Nurturing Parenting Programs are included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, and are building Protective Factors in families... Learn More  

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Spotlight: We Thought You Should Know

Effectiveness of the Nurturing Programs...

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Family Development is seeking published articles or unpublished research reports regarding the effectiveness of the Nurturing Programs.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...

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Strengthening Parent & Child Bonding and Attachment Activities Manual

Strengthening Parent & Child Bonding and Attachment Activities Manual (PBA)Read, Touch, Talk and Play

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...

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California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse Rates School-Age Program

Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents and their School-age Children 5 to 12 Years has been rated by the CEBC.
The following areas were rated by the CEBC: Parent Training Programs and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs.

Target Population: Families who have been reported to the c...

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Cultivating a Culture of Nurturing in our Schools and Families

Developing Nurturing Skills (DNS): School-Based Program
The ability to positively nurture is a part of the nature of all human beings.

Developing Nurturing Skills (DNS) Program overall goal is to cultivate a culture that promotes positive nurturing beliefs, knowledge and behaviors in our classrooms and in our families. 

Working together to create a “norm of n...

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Reporting Module for Assessments and Inventories

The Reporting Module Option saves time and money, improves your program delivery and enhances your funding opportunities. 

Have your reports reflect the accurate presentation of data that will impress your Board Members and Funders. 

For a fee you will have the ability to create your own summary data tab...

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