(Almost) Every Other Thursday

Whoever said “Science is Boring” had to be kidding! (Almost) Every Other Thursday Science programs are free to attend and are held, rain or shine. Snack lunches will be available for $1 a person.

Family Nurturing Center’s Kids on the Block puppet troupe will perform as part of the camp.

Brink for a Cause – Playground Build

Join us June 12th at Brink Brewing for Brink for a Cause to support our Playground Build. Make sure to bring the flyer or show it on your phone to ensure that your beer purchase supports our Every Day Heroes Playground Build.

See you there!!

Brink Brewing
5905 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH


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Spring 2018 Issue of Nurture


Read about the Every Day Heroes who have chosen to be champions for children through their words and action in our spring issue of ‘Nurture’.

Our hero staff who worked through the holidays to help relocate our Cincinnati office location.  The hundreds of heroes who attended our Blue Ribbon Ceremony and promote April as Child Abuse Prevention Month through education and awareness efforts.  Our hero volunteers who are working on the Blue Ribbon Bash scheduled for August 24th, and our hero friends who raised funds to support Family Nurturing Center’s mission to end the cycle of child abuse.

We invite you to read about these heroes and learn how you too can be a hero for children.  Thank you!


Spring 2018 Newsletter 8.56 MB 58 downloads


Blue Ribbon Bash 2019

It’s BIG. It’s BLUE, and it was a BASH! 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Blue Ribbon Bash.  We are beyond excited and humbled by the generosity we received and can proudly announce that thanks to our guests and corporate sponsors, we raised $112,000 to support our mission to end the cycle of child abuse!

Photos taken at the Bash are now available for FREE DOWNLOAD.  Enjoy!!

Family Nurturing Center is also thankful to Kick Lee for joining us as our featured speaker and showing guests how we can all be advocates for children and families.  The water droplets that guests wrote personal messages on to help fill the bucket for our clients will be turned into large displays in both our KY and Oh locations.

We also want to thank Ellen M. Katz, President and CEO of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation for her years of leadership supporting causes that impact children and families.

Blue Ribbon Bash Evening Program


Many thanks to our corporate sponsors for their belief in our mission to end the cycle of child abuse.

Presenting Sponsor

Nurturing Father’s Facilitator Training, June 6-8

Participants will learn:          
  • The philosophy of Nurturing Parenting.
  • The five parenting constructs of abuse/neglect.
  • The impact of maltreatment on brain development.
  • How to assess high risk parenting beliefs.
  • To tailor make programs based on family’s needs.
  • To gather process evaluation data.
  • To evaluate pre-post program impact.
  • To implement home, group program models.

Carol Lapin, MSSW, has been teaching, training, and sharing the philosophy and skills of the Nurturing Parenting Programs® for adults, children and adolescents since 1996. In 1998 she received the recognition of Dr. Stephen Bavolek, principal author of the programs, as a National Trainer and Consultant in the Nurturing Parenting Programs®.

Payment Information:

  • For online credit card payment, select the Register Online blue button.  Include all participant names and personal contact information in the Contact Information field.  We ask all participants to also download the Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training form and send completed form to [email protected].
  • For mail in payments, we ask all participants to download the Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training form and mail completed form with payment to:

Family Nurturing Center
Attn:  Carol Lapin
8275 Ewing Blvd.
Florence, KY  41042


No refunds within one week prior to training date.  There will be a $25 cancellation fee per registrant.


Conducted by Carol Lapin, MSSW
National Trainer/Consultant of Nurturing Parenting Programs
Gene Blair, Facilitator Nurturing Father’s Program


June 6-8, 2018


Toliver Elementary School
209 North Maple Avenue
Danville, KY 40422


Even if you are paying by credit card online, please also download the Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training form for all participants and send to [email protected].

Register Online


$350 per person

Training is equivalent to 15 CEUs by the Kentucky and Ohio Board of Social Work.

2016 – 2017 Annual Report


Dear Friends,

We’re pleased to provide this year’s annual report – a snapshot of our services and success in helping to end the cycle of child abuse.  In it, you’ll read impressive statistics, but they only tell a part of the story.

Although we value metrics as a tool in communicating effectiveness, the impact of preventing abuse or healing trauma can’t be captured in numbers or statistics.  It shows up in the everyday lives of the individuals, families and communities we serve; in the stability and hope and lightness that this work creates.

Your investment in Family Nurturing Center is an investment in the future. It is generating returns that last a lifetime – and then some.

Thank you for using your resources to help, heal and transform our community.

Learn more at www.familynurture.org, or call us for a personal tour.




Jane Herms
Executive Director


Fall 2017 Newsletter now available

Dear Friends:

It’s amazing to think how one person can change the conversation, change the outcome and change the world. One person who dares to speak up. One person who dares to step in. One person who dares to step up.

A victim of child abuse needs a hero like this; someone who cares enough to speak up, step in and step up; someone who is committed enough to find the path forward.

Such everyday heroes are all around us. They’re often unsung, but what a difference they make in the lives of a child, of a family and of a community.

We’re happy to highlight some of these heroes in this edition of Nurture.  From elected officials, funders and community leaders to our own Board and staff, heroes come in all shapes and sizes.  They have one thing in common – a commitment to ending the cycle of child abuse and making  the world a better place for children and families.

You too can be a hero for children – and it doesn’t require superhuman strength  – just a genuine desire to help.  A  listening ear, a smile, a word of encouragement – sometimes that it all it takes to make a difference in the life of a child.  Now more than ever, kindness matters.

We need more heroes.  We need you.  No cape required.