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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  
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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

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Thank you for your dedication & support in joining the Campaign against Child Abuse & Neglect!

Why the Blue Ribbon?

In 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse began as a Virginia grandmother's tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. 

She tied a blue ribbon to the anten...

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Introducing the VSPEC Parent Education Toolkit

Ever wonder why some parents go to parent education classes and their children are still at risk?

Sometimes we assume the parent didn't participate fully but it could be they were not referred to the level of class to best meet their needs.

The Virginia State-Wide Parent Education Coalition (VSPEC) is a professional or...

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3 Year Independent Study

The outcome finding supports the effectiveness of the 
Nurturing Parenting Program as an effective Home Visitation program.

This is an extensive study conducted by an independent researcher hired by Birth and Beyond in Sacramento.

Over a period of three years, 4,600 Home Visitations were conduct...

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Nurturing may protect kids from brain changes linked to poverty

Growing up in poverty can have long-lasting, negative consequences for a child. 

But for poor children raised by parents who lack nurturing skills, the effects may be particularly worrisome, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Among children living in poverty, ...

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Healthy Communities Institute's Promising Practices Database

Nurturing Parenting Programs has been included in the Healthy Communities Institute's Promising Practices database.

Healthy Communities Institute has compiled a library of over 2,000 community interventions that have been shown to be successful in communities across the nation. 

This community resource tool dr...

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