Nurturing Parenting Programs
The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.
The long-term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors.
Samaritan House has successfully graduated 2 moms from the last 2021Parenting Class.
We started our new class on Feb 2nd – April 27th with 7 Parents attending. Due to covid & wanting to follow safe practices, we started with Zoom classes in hopes to return to in-person class at some point.
Parenting over the years has changed, I myself have now experienced 3 generations of Parenting:
What I have learned with the Nurturing Families teachings, is that we need to change the way we think about Parenting. How we can help guide this new generation of parents & kids with a more loving and gentler way to parent their kids.
It really is a pleasure to work with families and help them to break cycles, create New Core Values and challenge the Belief system they have from the way they were raised. To really look at their situation they are in and use the New tools they are getting to make real, hard fast changes to the way they are parenting their own children. Giving homework that requires family interaction, discussion and participation by all. Reporting back as to how the homework went for the week, examine how the New tools worked for them.
The best for last, I love hearing how the kids are holding the parents accountable for the positive changes.
Remembering we are always a work in progress,
continually moving in a forward direction!