Family Development Resources, Inc. * NurturingParenting.com * 1.800.688.5822 What Are Nurturing Programs? • Parenting Attitudes about Raising Teens Inventory (PARTI) is a norm-reference Likert scale designed to assess the parenting beliefs and practices of raising adolescent’s ages 12 to 20 years of age. There are two versions of the PARTI: one version for the Parents and one version for the Teens. Data generated from the administration of the PARTI can be useful in several settings: • Assessing both Parents and their Teens. Parent-teen differences are legendary. Responses to the PARTI are presented on individual and combined profiles allowing teens and their parents to observe the similarities and differences in their beliefs. • Assessing Parents only. A visual view of the beliefs parents have of raising teens can provide them with an understanding how today’s generation of teens are very different from their generation. Responses can also provide parents the opportunity to examine how similar and different they are from their partner in parenting their teen. • Assessing Teens only. Ideal for use with teens in school settings, detention and residential settings. Responses to the PARTI provide teens an opportunity to examine personal beliefs and behaviors that may have contributed to their social and emotional dysfunctional behavior. • Expectant Teen Partners: Partners can increase their awareness of their similarities and differences in their beliefs of being a teen. Awareness can prevent conflicts in beliefs from forming unspoken differences that may work to sabotage their young relationship. Responses to the PARTI are entered online and a parenting profile is created reflecting the similarities and differences between the parents and their teens. Responses are presented in five categories: A. Familial and developmental expectations; B. Feelings of empathy for one another and for family; C. Discipline beliefs and strategies; D. Familial roles and expectations of teens and parents; and E. Expectations of freedom and independence of teens and their parents. These responses provide an index and level of conflict and agreement: high, moderate and low levels of conflict or agreement. • The Nurturing Skills Competency Scale (NSCS) is a criterion-referenced scale designed to gather information in six constructs that can have a significant role in family dysfunction including child abuse and neglect and intimate partner violence. The six constructs of the NSCS are: A. My current lifestyle and living conditions; B. My childhood and relationships with my parents; C. My relationship with the father/mother of my children or current partner; D. My relationship with my children and family; E. My knowledge of nurturing parenting practices; F. My Utilization of nurturing parenting strategies and skills. Seven Things to Know... 6