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Primary Prevention - Education 12 Group-Based Sessions, Each session runs 2 hours Designed For Parents and their children born or diagnosed with life-altering disorders. Family Development Resources, Inc. * NurturingParenting.com * 1.800.688.5822 *Available in Spanish **Available in Spanish & Other Languages Parents & Their Children with Special Needs & Health Challenges Michele Tryon BS, CCLS and Donna LaTour-Elefante BS, BA Program Description The Nurturing Program for Parents and Their Children with Special Needs and Health Challenges is designed to help parents and their children with chronic or life threatening medical conditions, developmental delays, life-altering disorders and disabilities. Parents and their children meet separately for the first 90 minutes and meet together for the last 30 minutes, the first 90 minutes and meet together for the last 30 minutes, one day a week for 12 weeks. • Each session runs 2 hours • Designed for parents of children birth to 12 • Parents & children meet concurrently in separate groups • Two facilitators run parents’ group; two or more facilitators run the childrens' group • • Parents & children engage in a 30-minute Family Time with games, songs, snacks & more Children’s groups are designed to meet the needs of all children regardless of abilities or health concerns. The program material is consistent with topics covered in the adult sessions, and supports the healthy development of children ages birth to 12. children ages birth to 12. Families living with children with special needs and health challenges experience a profoundly personal journey. Each family brings to the experience a unique history, value system, cultural identity, and combination of strengths and challenges. The Nurturing Program for Parents and Their Children with Special Needs and Health Challenges™ has been designed Special Needs and Health Challenges™ has been designed to provide families the support they need to successfully navigate the journey of parenting. The conceptual framework and morals and values included in the program are applicable to all Nurturing Parenting Programs®. Program Specific Materials Activities Manual for Parents - Group Contains activities for conducting the program in a group setting. To Order Use Code, HCAMP* - $25.00 HCAMP* - $25.00 Parent Handbook is an informational guide for parents describing numerous nurturing parenting techniques and weekly Home Practice Assignments. Each parent participating in the program participating in the program needs a Handbook. To Order Use Code, HCPHB* - $15.00 Activities Manual for Children – Group This manual contains activities for children with health challenges and their siblings who are participating in the program. Each professional program. Each professional should have their own copy. To Order Use Code, HCAMC - $25.00 TM - Primary Prevention B5 - Birth to 5 / SA - School Age 14