The Nurturing Programme
Caring and confident parents
Aim of the programme
The Nurturing Programme aims to help adults understand and manage feelings and behaviour and become more positive and nurturing in their relationships with children and each other. It encourages an approach to relationships that gives children and adults an emotionally healthy start for their lives and learning.
The Nurturing Programme uses the Four Constructs as the building blocks of emotional health and relationship skills:
The 10-week programme was created by child psychologist Dr Stephen J Bavolek and is being further developed by Family Links, a national charity promoting families' emotional health and well-being.
We adapted the course content to Polish and we will deliver it in Polish for the first time in the North West region this autumn (read more).
Outcomes for parents and children:
2015 research showed:
On average 8 out of 10 parents attending groups report significant improvements in their children’s behaviour and family life.
A significant reduction in conduct problems and hyperactivity
The programme is highly effective in improving mental health outcomes for both children and their parents
A reduction in the proportion of children with clinical levels of difficulties
Increase in levels of self-efficacy in 8 dimensions of parenting: emotion and affection, play and enjoyment, empathy and understanding, control, discipline and boundary setting, pressures of parenting, self-acceptance and learning and knowledge
Parent Group Leaders report an improvement in children’s behaviour and emotional and mental health; more parents entering education, training and employment; and a reduction in the number of children subject to safeguarding plans.
group course - 10 weeks - 2-hour sessions
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