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April 2018Vol. 19, No. 3Nurturing Parenting Programs Offer Resources, Trainings for Positive Parenting Practices

Nurturing Parenting Programs (NPPs) are a suite of wide-ranging, evidence-based, and trauma-informed programs designed to replace abusive and neglectful parenting practices through primary prevention and the development of a positive and nurturing caregiving approach. The NPP website offers helpful links and resources as well as training materials for purchase on parenting education; interventions for at-risk youth, teen parents, and families experiencing dysfunction; and specific treatments to correct abusive and neglectful parenting practices and dysfunctional relationships through a process referred to as "re-parenting." The materials are available in both English and Spanish.

The NPP website includes resources and programs for the following categories:

  • Prenatal care
  • Parents and their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • Parents and their school-aged children
  • Parents and adolescents
  • Young parents and their families
  • Military families
  • Health challenges
  • Families in substance use treatment and recovery
  • It's all about being a teen
  • Teen pregnancies and parenting
  • Community-based education

NPPs are recognized by several organizations, including the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Child Welfare League of America.

For more information, visit