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Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D. Program Description Designed for: High-risk young parents & treatment for young parents experiencing early stages of child maltreatment. Parents Learn: To replace old unwanted abusive parenting patterns for more caring, nurturing ones. The Nurturing Program for Young Parents and Their Families is referred to as a competency-based program. Each lesson has identified competencies the parents need to learn in order for their parenting practices to improve. their parenting practices to improve. The lesson competencies keep both the parent and the parent educator on track to make sure competencies are being learned and understood. The individual lessons, assessments, evaluations and home practice assignments are all designed to promote learning. In this Nurturing Program for Young Parents, families are involved in group-based and home-based sessions to ensure that learning is occurring. • • 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). Young Parents Easy Reader was developed to make nurturing parenting easy to understand and practice. The practices presented in the Easy Reader have been proven over the years to work in raising healthy and caring kids. However, just like all practices that are meaningful, there are no quick fixes or short cuts, and no “technique” can substitute for a close and meaningful parent-child relationship. To Order Use Code, ERYP - $15.00 Facilitator’s Instructional Manual for Teaching Parents contains program activities for conducting the Home and Group- Based program. (Includes Family Nurturing Plan, Journal, and Evaluation Form CD) To Order Use Code, NP4GIM16-CD - $30.00 Facilitato Facilitator’s Instructional Manual for Teaching Children contains program activities for conducting the Home and Group- Based program. To Order Use Code, NP4CIM16 - $25.00 Program Specific Materials Family Development Resources, Inc. * NurturingParenting.com * 1.800.688.5822 *Available in Spanish **Available in Spanish & Other Languages Tertiary Prevention - Treatment 16 Group Sessions with 7 Individual Home/Parent Sessions Each session runs 2 1/2 (Group) & 1 - 1 1/2 (Individual Home/Parent Sessions) hours Young Parents & Their Families - 16 Sessions - Tertiary Prevention YP - Teen/Young Parents 44