Teach Us To Nurture
Be a Nurturing Parent and a Nurtured Youth
Parenting skills cannot be developed or significantly changed through exposure to a single parenting class, but we will continue involvement in your process through supportive encouragement.
"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. Since 1983, our evidence-based Nurturing philosophy has helped families from all over the world and in all branches of the military improve their parenting skills." - Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D.
Our goal with the Youth is to see that they understand their self-worth. We will focus on assisting them with making quality decisions and building positive communication skills.
Our Participants growth will begin with the areas listed below.
We will assist participants with beginning to improve their self-esteem. We believe that positive self-esteem is an important element to overcoming the effects of Rape, Molestation, and/or Sex Trafficking can have on an individual.
LEADING NOT FOLLOWING
Participants will begin differentiating between leading and following, so that positive decision making becomes a way of life. And a way to learn that choosing themselves first is an option.
FRIENDS OR FOES
Our participants will learn the importance of making quality decisions when it comes to choosing friends. The wrong choices of allies could be detrimental to your future.
We intend to assist participants with handling their time in a quality manner. We want to educate participants on strategies to improve the management of their time. Once you know how to manage your time, you will be able to maximize what you do to accomplish more in life and, thereby, reduce stress.
Everyone needs to understand the importance of an education and the personal and economic cost of dropping out of school. We will foster in a positive attitude about staying in school or returning.
We have rushed to become adults and did not realize there was some information necessary to survive. Some of the things that we find second nature, was once a dreaded task. Filling out applications, choosing the right references, W-4 forms, choosing medical benefits, etc… were all new to us and we probably wondered why no one told use this was necessary.
When is the right time to start a relationship with the opposite sex? How do I respond to pressures of going further than I am ready to go? I have already gone to far… is it to late to stop? We want to help answer these questions and make our participants know that they are not alone.