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What is Nurturing Parenting? (For Parents)

Prevention and Intervention

Nurturing Programs are designed to meet the assessed needs of families experiencing varying levels of dysfunction. Agencies can offer these programs to families in need of treatment for child abuse and neglect; offer interventions for families at risk for child maltreatment, or can offer educational support groups and resources for families desiring to improve their parenting skills. The programs are offered in group settings, in home settings and in combination group and home visit formats.

Negative Parenting Patterns

Nurturing parenting instruction is based on the five patterns of parenting that have been proven to contribute to the maltreatment of children:

Research and Use

Over 25 years of research has shown that parents replace their abusive and neglecting parenting patterns with appropriate nurturing parenting patterns; families attending Nurturing Programs have a higher than average rate of attendance and program completion; parents use learned nurturing parenting patterns after completing the program as documented through home visits; and have low rates of re-abuse six months after leaving the program.

Nurturing Programs are utilized nationally and internationally by an array of agencies serving families. They are also use in conjunction with inventory assessments that help professionals determine the most effective parenting programs to use.

What is Triple P? (For Parents)

The Triple P — Positive Parenting Program ® is one of the world's most effective parenting programs.

It is one of the few based on evidence from ongoing scientific research. There have been more than 200 evaluation papers, including 104 randomized controlled studies, showing that Triple P works for most families in a variety of cultures, countries and family situations.

Triple P works by giving parents the skills to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers, and to build stronger family relationships. It also helps parents manage misbehavior and prevent problems occurring in the first place.

But it doesn't tell people how to parent. Rather, it gives them simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.

Triple P is also different because it is not 'one size-fits-all'. It's a system that offers increasing levels of support to meet parents' different needs. So parents can choose anything from one-off public seminars or self-help books to more detailed group courses or individual sessions.

Triple P is now used in 25 countries including the USA, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Netherlands, Curacao, Switzerland and Romania. It has been translated from English into 19 other languages.

What is Protective Factors? (For Direct Service Staff)

The Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board utilizes the Strengthening Families ™ Protective Factors Framework to guide its own work and the efforts it supports. The Prevention Board provides community-based grants for prevention programming, creates and influences public policies, develops and evaluates innovative programs, and coordinates training opportunities by building Protective Factors that support the overall well-being of children and their families.

Protective Factors serve as buffers that help families cope, achieve, and thrive, even during challenging times. They are the cornerstones upon which to build healthy environments for children and strong families.

The Five Protective Factors are:

The Prevention Board coordinates the Bring the Protective Factors Framework to Life in your Work training with parent leaders. The hands-on, interactive courses provide an in-depth look into each of the Protective Factors and ways to incorporate them into your work and the families being served.

Contact us for more information:
Lauren Zach
(715) 532-4222 ext. 1523
Ashley Brinker
(715) 532-4222 ext.1540

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