Nurturing Parenting classes are 7-12 sessions in length and offered in community settings. The classes include activities on positive parenting skills , communication, and healthy physical and emotional development. Parents and children attend groups designed to build self-awareness, positive self-esteem and empathy; teach positive discipline; enhance family communication and teach role/developmental expectations
The program is currently available to families in Upper Cumberland region under a grant, but can be accessed through TVC's Center for Family Driven Care in other areas. The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to ineffective child-rearing practices. The programs feature activities to foster positive parenting skills and self-nurturing, home practice exercises, family nurturing time, and activities to promote positive brain development in children birth to 18 years. Parents and children attend groups designed to build self-awareness, positive concept/self-esteem and build levels of empathy; teach alternatives to hitting and yelling; enhance family communication and awareness of needs; replace abusive behaviors with nurturing behaviors; promote healthy physical and emotional development; and teach appropriate role and developmental expectations. Frequency/duration of program: The NP curriculum is flexible as it is provided in modular format, allowing the course to be offered in several ways to fit the needs of the participants or time frame – 2 full days covering 7-12 modules, 2 weeks at 1.5 hours per day, 10 weeks at 1 session per week, etc. Location/setting: community settings (community centers, family resource centers, schools, churches, etc.) that are easily accessible by parents Evidence based: TVC uses the Nurturing Parenting curriculum, specifically the Community Based Education in Nurturing Parenting (10 modules), Community Based Education for Military Families (7 modules), and Nurturing Skills for Teen Parents (10-20 modules based on need of participants). Nurturing Parenting Programs are included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.
How to get started
- Apply Online
- Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.
- All Ages of Children
- Full Family Support