Nurturing Parenting services are provided to families referred from DCS by a Nurturing Parenting Program Practitioner (NPP). The NPP provides parent education services to help parents safely care for their children. Family strengths are used to make positive behavioral changes in family functioning and to ensure the safety of children.

The Nurturing Parenting Program is a curriculum-based parenting skills education and coaching program to improve parenting in relation to: expectations of children, parental empathy towards children’s needs, non-violent discipline, parent-child family roles, and children’s power and independence. The NPP meets with the family 2 hours per week for 4 months to work on identified treatment goals. There is an emergency phone number given to all participants during services that will ensure families can access assistance from the agency on nights and weekends also.

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