Stephen J. Bavolek PhD, principle author of the Nurturing Parenting Programs , Assessments, and Founder of Family Development Resources, Inc. est. 1983.
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. Since 1983, our evidence-based Nurturing philosophy has helped families from all over the world and in all branches of the military improve their parenting skills.
The Nurturing Parenting Programs target all families at risk for abuse and neglect with children birth to 18 years. The programs feature activities to foster positive parenting skills with nurturing behaviors, promote healthy physical and emotional development, and teach appropriate role and developmental expectations. Lessons can be delivered in a home-based setting, group-based setting, or combination of home and group settings.
The Nurturing Parenting Programs are recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and a number of state and local agencies as proven programs for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
The Nurturing Programs are designed to build nurturing parenting and family skills.
Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D., is a recognized leader in the fields of neglect and parenting education.