Every parent seeks to be the best parent ever. And while we search around, google or read academic studies, we would realise there are many different parenting styles around. One popular style is Nurturing Parenting. This method is a family-centered initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices.
I was amazed to find that Nurturing Parenting have specialised programmes for various age groups—Prenatal, Birth to 5, School Age, Adolescents and Teen Parents. They also have programmes for specific target groups like at-risk youths, new families, special needs, foster families, etc.
What is exciting now is there’s a 3 day seminar in town to tell us more about Nurturing Parenting! Organised by the Centre for Psychotherapy, the seminar will focus on understanding the philosophy of nurturing parenting, assessing high risk parenting beliefs and environments, creating competency based parenting lessons and programs tailored to meet the individual parenting needs of families, and implementing programs at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. You will also learn how to monitor the success of families through on-going process evaluation strategies designed to measure the attainment of parenting knowledge and skills. AND, there will be a chance to experience a hands on approach to implementing Home Based, Group Based and a combination Home-Based/Group-Based program models.
Here are some details:
Three Day Seminar & Facilitator Training
Conducted by Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D.
Dates: April 30-May 2, 2014
Cost: S$1300 per participant (includes: Facilitator Workshop Workbook for each participant as well as handouts and workshop materials and Certificate)
Location: Village Hotel Bugis
Time: 9:00am to 9.30am sign-in, coffee and pastries will be served
9:30am to 4:30pm training with one hour break for lunch (provided but no vegetarian arrangement)
More information about the speaker:
Dr. Bavolek is the principal author of the Nurturing Parenting Programs, the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2) and the Nurturing Skills Competency Scales (NSCS). He is also Executive Director of the Family Nurturing Centers, Inc. Born and raised in Chicago, he has spent his professional career spanning 40 years working with children and teens identified with a wide range of behavioral/emotional disorders, and families experiencing dysfunctional parent-child interactions, including child abuse and neglect.
Dr. Bavolek received his Ph.D. in 1978 from Utah State and developed the Adolescent Parenting Inventory as his doctoral dissertation. He completed a post-doctoral internship in 1978 at the Kempe Center in Denver Colorado working with abused children and abusive/neglecting parents. In 1983 he began work on the development and validation of the Nurturing Parenting Program through a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health while an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Nurturing Parenting programs where first published in 1985 as the first validated, family-based parenting program targeted specifically for families experiencing child abuse and neglect. He has received numerous awards, conducted over 1,000 workshops, and authored parenting programs, DVDs and educational games.
Interested? Sign up now for the Nurturing Parenting Seminar here