Primary Prevention (Education) Programs are designed to empower individuals and families with new knowledge, beliefs, strategies and skills to make good and healthy lifestyle choices. Programs at this level are generally short-term approximately 5 to 18 sessions (dosage) in length.
The Prenatal program addresses the current issues faced by couples expecting a child including the use of prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco during pregnancy; the relationship between healthy pregnancies and proper nutrition; the effects of stress on the baby; ways to keep a healthy sexual relationship; and issues of body image, weight gain, dieting and brain development during pregnancy.
ABC's for Parents and Their Children 5 to 8 Years attend separate sessions that meet concurrently. Parents learn about Nurturing Parenting skills and ways to promote their children's success in schools. Discipline, communication, helping children express their feelings, strategies for building self-worth and personal power are included in the program.
Parents and Their Children with Special Needs and Health Challenges is designed to help parents and their children with chronic or life threatening medical conditions, developmental delays, life-altering disorders and disabilities.
The Community Based Education in Nurturing Parenting is a series of ten independent 60 to 90 minute lessons on CD. The lessons are a versatile means of educating families in the community on the philosophy and skills of Nurturing Parenting, a proven evidenced based parenting program.
The Community Based Education for Military Families is seven independent 60 to 90 minute lessons offered on CD addressing the uniqueness military parents face in raising their children. Lessons include deployment, reuniting, staying connected, keeping the relationship together and PTSD.
Alcohol and Kids Don’t Mix is an innovative community based training program designed to increase the awareness of parents and professionals about the effects of alcohol and substance abuse on parenting and the quality of family life.
Alcohol, Anger and Abuse is an innovative community based training program that explores understanding and preventing the relationship between alcohol and other drug abuse and child abuse and neglect, and how they are linked.
The Community Based Education Teen Pregnancy Prevention is eight independent 60 to 90 minute lessons offered on CD. This is not a fear based program. Isn't reality bad enough? The goal of this program is to educate teens about the consequences of high risk behavior and give them the tools necessary to make better choices.
The overall goal of the Developing Nurturing Skills Program is to cultivate a culture that promotes positive nurturing beliefs, knowledge and behaviors in our classrooms and in our families. Working together to create a “norm of nurturing” teachers and parents can make both the classroom and the home two environments that reinforce positive nurturing.