Nurturing Parents is a part of Prevention.
The Nurturing Parenting Program is a family-centered initiative designed to build nurturing skills as alternatives to abusive parenting and child-rearing attitudes and practices. The initiative targets all families at risk for abuse and neglect with children ages 0 to 18. It has been adapted for special populations, including Hmong families, Hispanic families, African-American families, and families in treatment and recovery. Thirteen different programs address specific age groups (infants, school-age, teens), cultures (Hispanic, Southeast Asian, African-American), and needs (special learning needs, families in alcohol recovery). The group sessions run 2 to 3 hours once a week for 12 to 45 weeks. Programs can be implemented in group or home sites.