Secondary Prevention - Intervention Group / Home-Based, Each session runs 2 1/2 (Group) & 1 1/2 (Home) hours Number of Sessions Based on NPSP Home Visitor & Parents Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D. Program Description Nurturing America’s Military Families is a Parenting Program specifically designed to improve the nurturing parenting skills of parents in the military with children ages birth to 5 years old. The NPSP model is culturally adapted to address the uniqueness of parenting when one or both parents is on active duty. The NPSP is referred to as a competency-based program. • Lessons are presented in the 5 parenting constructs of the subscales of the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2): • • Parents complete the AAPI-2 & Nurturing Skills Comp. Scale (NSCS) to measure changes in knowledge, beliefs & behavior • The parent educators use the Family Nurturing Plan (FNP) to measure the progress parents are making. • Parents use the Family Nurturing Journal (FNJ) to monitor their progress in learning the program competencies. • The Home Visitor’s Instructional Manual contains 55 individual lessons in parenting, & 7 lessons in family life in the military. • Each lesson can be taught in a home based setting. • Each of the 62 lessons have competencies that the parents need to learn in order for their parenting practices to improve. • • Weekly Home Practice Assignments help parents develop the nurturing parenting competencies. • Based on the pretest data, parents & parent educators create a Family Nurturing Plan (FNP) that tailors lesson to meet the specific parenting needs of the families. - Developmental Expectations; Empathy; Alternatives to Corporal Punishment; Reversing Family Roles; & Oppressing Children’s Power & Independence. Family Development Resources, Inc. * NurturingParenting.com * 1.800.688.5822 *Available in Spanish **Available in Spanish & Other Languages TM Program Specific Materials Nurturing America’s Military Families These documents are on a CD attached to the Home Visitor’s Instructional Manual inside front cover. - The Family Nurturing Plan (FNP) is a document the Parent Educators use to measure the progress the parents are making. - The Family Nurturing Journal (FNJ) is a document the Parents use to monitor their progress in learning the program competencies. The NPSP Home Visitor’s Instructional Manual for the New Parent Support Program (NPSP) contains 55 individual lessons in parenting presented in the 5 parenting constructs that represent the subscales of the AAPI: - Construct A: Appropriate Expectations of Children - Construct B: Developing Empathy in Parents and Children - Construct C: Discipline with Dignity - Construct D: Self-Awareness and Appropriate Family Roles - Construct E: Empowerment and Independence 7 individual lessons addressing issues facing parents while they or their partner are actively serving in the military: 1. The Uniqueness of Military Life 2. Keeping the Relationship Together 3. Deployment and Separation 4. Helping Children Cope with Deployment To Order Use Code, MILHVIM-CD - $50.00 - Secondary Prevention B5 - Birth to 5 32