Nurturing Parenting Programs are family based parenting education programs that help families establish a nurturing way of life. Parents and children attend together so that all family members can benefit from participation in the program. The program is free and is offered in a variety of locations throughout the community. Pre-registration is required.
For more information about parenting programs (group locations in Kentucky only) contact our Prevention Services Case Manager at 859-538-1617.
NURTURING PROGRAM FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN (AGES BIRTH – FOUR)
Begin early in your child’s life to develop sound discipline and nurturing skills. This 18 week program focuses on the unique developmental needs of young children and sets the foundation for nurturing and healthy family relationships. Parents learn skills in developmentally appropriate activities and expectations, nurturing touch, including infant massage, effective discipline techniques and alternatives to spanking and self-nurturing skills. Children participate in nurturing childcare designed to create a safe environment and build trust and self esteem in infants and young children.
NURTURING PROGRAM FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN (AGES 5-12)
This 15 week program is designed to increase parenting skills and promote healthy family life. Classes provide information and practical experience on a number of important topics, including: communication, establishing routines, positive discipline and self-nurturing. Children meet in separate, age appropriate groups and learn the same skills through entertaining and educational activities. Parents and children come together each week for a snack and family centered activity.
NURTURING PROGRAM FOR PARENTS WITH ADOLESCENT CHILDREN
This 12 week program helps strengthen relationships with parents and teens. The program addresses the specific needs and challenges faced in parenting adolescents. Topics include: nurturing communication strategies, negotiation and compromise, setting reasonable limits, recognizing and understanding each others’ needs, understanding adolescent development and increasing personal power, self-esteem and self-concept. Parents and adolescents meet separately for the beginning of the group, and then meet together for parenting and communication skills activities.
NURTURING PROGRAM FOR NON-CUSTODIAL/NON-RESIDENT PARENTS
Parents who do not live with their children can take these 12 week courses to gain skills needed to re-establish visitation and/or custody rights. Topics include communication, understanding child development, setting reasonable expectations, positive discipline, alternatives to spanking, establishing healthy routines and more.
NURTURING FATHER’S PROGRAM
The Nurturing Fathers Program is a unique program tailored to meet the learning styles of men and take into account cultural and societal norms that affect parenting. The program supports the importance of fathers (or a male role model) in the lives of their children.
All of our parenting programs are FREE for all parents and their children. We work with the entire family on topics such as, communication skills, family rules, child development, building empathy, need for consistency and so forth.
To register for these FREE classes (group locations in Kentucky ONLY) contact Rebekah Cookston, Prevention Case Manager, at 859-538-1617.
PROFESSIONALS: Please download a Nurturing Parenting Referral Form.
This project is funded, in part, under a contract with Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky using state funds allocated by the Kentucky General Assembly via contract number PON2 736 1600001309 4. Other funders include Fiscal Courts in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, fundraising/special event revenue and private contributions from individuals and organizations.
NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAMS OUTCOMES
84% of parents demonstrated increased ability to support their child’s developmental milestones.
80% of parents showed a reduction in risk for abuse, neglect and/or exploitation