Family Nurturing Center is a non-profit social service agency located in Northern Kentucky and Hamilton County, OH dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse by promoting individual well-being and healthy family relationships. Our services and programs focus on the education, prevention, and treatment of all forms of child abuse and neglect.
Initial work to form the agency began as early as 1975 by a group of concerned citizens who recognized the magnitude of the problem of child abuse. Formerly known as Committee For Kids, Inc., The Family Nurturing Center began as “Citizens Committee Against Child Abuse and Neglect of Northern Kentucky” in 1988. The first program, Parents Anonymous, was held in September 1978 and the agency incorporated in 1979.
Family Nurturing Center became a United Way Member Agency in 1988 and later became an affiliate of Family Nurturing Center, National, located in Park City, Utah. Today, the agency is the largest affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.
Family Nurturing Center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board employs a full-time Executive Director who hires talented and dedicated staff to carry out the vision and philosophy of the agency.
Direct service programs are offered at our Florence location as well as at donated sites across Northern Kentucky. The majority of services are provided to residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties in Kentucky, and Hamilton County in Ohio, although there are no geographic restrictions. Strong community support and the spirit of volunteerism allow us to provide quality programs in cost effective manner.
Review our most recent 990 tax documentation here. Family Nurturing Center is a charitable 501c3 not-for-profit organization.
All Family Nurturing Center employees require a shared vision and philosophy that promotes and enhances the agency mission, the ability to handle sensitive information and maintain a high level of confidentiality, demonstrate cultural competence and incorporate a trauma informed care philosophy.
Trauma informed care is a treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. All Family Nurturing Center employees including clinical, administrative and support staff are required to be trained on trauma informed care.
Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers. Trauma informed care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional security for the client and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. The principles of trauma informed care and trauma-specific interventions are designed to address the consequences of trauma in the individual and to facilitate healing.
All Family Nurturing Center staff are trained in the following mandatory programs:
Additional trainings offered to employees:
- Motivational Interviewing
- Crisis Intervention Hold
- Parent Child Interaction Therapy
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
2016 Employee of the Year awards
Family Nurturing Center offers more than a place to work. We provide a place for people to put their passion to work – to make a difference in the lives of others, and to build not only a stronger organization, but also a stronger community.
Annually our agency recognizes employees for the Nurturer of the Year award. Recipients are nominated by staff and selected by an independent committee of board members, volunteers and staff. They are chosen because of their outstanding work and demonstrated characteristics of: Living the Mission; Impact; Nurturing; Change Agent; Leadership; Culture; and Trauma Informed.
Congratulations to Michelle Brown, Chris Deering and Lori Daley our 2016 Employee of the Year award recipients.