Family Development Resources, Inc. * NurturingParenting.com * 1.800.688.5822 Nurturing Parenting Programs Catalog 02/20/18 Nurturing Parenting Programs Catalog Stephen J. Bavolek Ph.D. Dr. Bavolek is the Principle author of the Nurturing Parenting Programs, The Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventories (AAPI) and the Nurturing Skills Competency Scale (NSCS). He welcomes you to the Nurturing Parenting Programs. Many of the Nurturing Programs and Inventories have been created or revised by Dr. Bavolek to keep his commitment of learning and instructing Nurturing Parenting focusing on the parent and child. W Welcome! As you explore this catalog you will notice the following: These visual aids indicate Prevention Level and Age of Child for a Nurturing Program or Material. The following is a brief overview to better acquaint you with design, philosophy and uniqueness of the Nurturing Parenting Programs: 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. The long term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors. The Nurturing Programs target all families at risk for abuse and neglect with children birth to 18 years. The programs have been adapted for special populations, including Hmong families, Military families, Hispanic families, African-American families, Teen Parents, Foster and Adoptive Families, Families in Alcohol Treatment and Recovery, Parents with Special Learning Needs, and Families with Children with Health Challenges. T Trauma-informed care defines “empathy” which is the cornerstone of the Nurturing Parenting Program. Initial research and development for the Nurturing Parenting Programs occurred in the early 1980s. National implementation began in 1985. Over the past 35 years, about 14,000 agencies have implemented NPP worldwide, reaching an estimated 1.1 million families. Approximately 30 studies have been published or described in evaluation reports. Nurturing Parenting Programs are currently being implemented worldwide. Family Development Resources, Inc. NurturingParenting.com AssessingParenting.com FDR@NurturingParenting.com 800.688.5822 - Fax: 435.649.9599 The Family Development Resources logo is a Registered Trademark of Family Development Resources, Inc. Est. 1983 Prevention Level: Age of Child: 1