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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 have over 30 years of effectiveness.

Numerous Research Findings, Studies and Articles have shown that... Learn More  

Six Protective Pactors
Spotlight: We Thought You Should Know

Innovative Model

Nurturing Skills for Families is an innovative model of the Nurturing Programs that is designed to provide flexibility to meet the needs of families with children ranging in age from birth to 11 years old.

The Lesson Guide for Parents contains over 80 individual lessons presented in 18 competency areas.

Core compete...

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Child Abuse and Neglect Affects over 683,000...

Preventable? YES!

Safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments are essential to preventing child maltreatment and to assuring that all children can reach their full potential.

In the Journal of Adolescent Health, a special issue has shed light on the importance of safe, stable nurturing relationship betw...

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Duchess of Cambridge; Family Links; and Nurturing Parenting

The Nurturing Programme is based on the idea that we can enhance parents' skills to improve family relationships and parents' emotional health, as well as the emotional health and development of their children.

Based upon the Four Constructs illustrated below, it is a cognitive relational programme, focusing mostl...

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Spanish Translations Now Available on

The Spanish AAPI, NSCS and PARTI inventories, scoring profiles, and response interpretations are now all ready for administration.

The functional purpose of assessment is to gather information for decision makers. Families, professionals in the helping fie...

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The Nurturing Programs are Evidence-Based, Trauma-Informed programs that involve the entire family.  The Nurturing Program Research web site has been created to support your interest in knowing and understanding the decades of research that support the effectiveness of the ...

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