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Tertiary Prevention - Treatment 16 Group-Based Sessions with 7 Individual Home/Parent Sessions Each session runs 2 1/2 (Group) & 1 - 1 1/2 (Individual Home/Parent Sessions) hours Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D. Program Description Designed for: High-risk adult parents and treatment for parents experiencing early stages of child maltreatment. Parents Learn: To replace old unwanted abusive parenting patterns for more caring, nurturing ones. 16 session Nurturing Program model presented is an evidence-based program that mirrors the Louisiana model in length, program content and implementation. • • Parents and their children meet concurrently in their separate groups that run 2 ½ hours for 16 consecutive weeks. • Additionally, families receive seven individual home/parent sessions each 60 to 90 minutes in length (children must be present for individual home/parent sessions). • The Individual Home/Parent Sessions occur: a. prior to group session 1 to conduct the pretest assessments; b. prior to group session 2 to review the pretest assessment results; c. between group sessions 14 and 15 to complete posttest assessments d. between group sessions 15 and 16 to review posttest results. e. the remaining three parent sessions are scheduled throughout the program based on parents needs in learning the competencies. Validation of the 16 Session Program: Louisiana Model The 16 session group-based/seven individual home/parent sessions Nurturing Program is an evidence-based model that was developed and validated from years of extensive research throughout the state of Louisiana. The target population participating in the program was parents in child The target population participating in the program was parents in child welfare referred primarily for child neglect. Parents and their children attend 16 group sessions along with intermittent individual home/parent sessions to ensure program competencies were being learned and practiced. In an independent analyses of the data conducted by the Casey Family Foundation, results on 564 families participating in the program showed significant and positive improvements in all five subscales of the AAPI-2; an overall retention rate of 70%; and a repeat maltreatment AAPI-2; an overall retention rate of 70%; and a repeat maltreatment rate of 12% a rate much lower than that found by many other similar studies. Assessment and Evaluation Practices Assessment in the Nurturing Programs occurs at the beginning and the end of parenting programs in the form of self-report inventories. Evaluation Evaluation - Parent educators gather information during the program to ensure parents are learning the competencies; it is called process evaluation. Process evaluation occurs at the end of each session. Family Development Resources, Inc. * NurturingParenting.com * 1.800.688.5822 *Available in Spanish **Available in Spanish & Other Languages Parents & Their Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers - 16 Sessions To Order Use Code, NP2GIM16-CD Manual for Teaching Parents - $30.00 (Includes Family Nurturing Plan, Journal, and Evaluation Form CD) NP2CIM16 Manual for Manual for Teaching Children - $25.00 Program Specific Materials Parent Handbook describes numerous nurturing parenting techniques and weekly Home Practice Practice Assignments. To Order Use Code, NP2PHB - $15.00 - Tertiary Prevention B5 - Birth to 5 40