Nurturing Parenting Programs are curriculum-based, parenting education programs that work with the whole family. Families participate in 2 1/2 hour fun, educational sessions that meet weekly for 8 to 26 weeks, depending on the particular program and curriculum. At each session, adults and children take part in separate, age-appropriate activities as well as share food and family nurturing time together. When and where do Nurturing Parenting Programs take place? Nurturing Parenting Programs take place in communities throughout the state of Vermont and are offered free of charge. Many programs begin in the early fall (September or October) or the winter (January or February), but we conduct programs throughout the year.
Parents learn from discussion, activities, presentations, video tapes, and home practice:
Nurturing Parenting Programs do not take the place of individual or family therapy. Families experiencing domestic violence, untreated sexual abuse, substance abuse, or other immediate crisis will be encouraged to seek therapeutic support to stabilize themselves before attending Nurturing Parenting Programs.