Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents & Their Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

In-home Parent Skill-Based Does Not Currently Meet Criteria

Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents & Their Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers (NPP-ITP) is a group- and home-based program that focuses on addressing parenting needs. NPP-ITP is designed for families with children younger than five years who are referred for parenting education by Social Services/Mental Health for child abuse and neglect and/or family dysfunction. Families attend group-based sessions for two and a half hours weekly for 16 weeks. Families who receive child welfare services also receive seven home-based sessions, each lasting 60 to 90 minutes. Group sessions involve activities and discussion that are designed to help parents (1) set appropriate expectations, (2) empathize with their children, (3) reduce their use of harmful punishments, (4) develop positive parent-child roles (i.e., where the parent, not the child, acts as the caregiver), and (5) empower their children (e.g., offering children choices and tools to effectively voice opinions). While parents are in their group sessions, children attend concurrent groups. There is a break in each session where children and parents come together to do a group activity meant to foster positive relationships between parent-child dyads. Facilitators must attend a 3-day facilitator training. Additional trainings and supports are also available.


Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents & Their Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers does not currently meet criteria to receive a rating because no studies of the program achieved a rating of moderate or high on design and execution.


Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed: Mar 2020


Sources

The program or service description, target population, and program or service delivery and implementation information was informed by the following sources: The California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, the program or service developer’s website, the program or service manual, and the studies reviewed.

 

Program/Service Description Updated: Week of August 24, 2020


This information does not necessarily represent the views of the program or service developers. For more information on how this program or service was reviewed, visit the Review Process page or download the Handbook.

Target Population

NPP-ITP is designed for families with children younger than five years of age who are referred for parenting education by Social Services/Mental Health for child abuse and neglect and/or family dysfunction.

Dosage

Families attend group-based sessions for two and a half hours weekly for 16 weeks. Families who receive child welfare services also receive seven home-based sessions, each lasting 60 to 90 minutes.

Location/Delivery Setting
Recommended Locations/Delivery Settings

Group-based sessions are typically delivered in community center settings.

Families who receive child welfare services can also participate in home-based sessions.

Education, Certifications and Training

NPP-ITP facilitators are required to attend a three day training that teaches the philosophy of Nurturing Parenting and how to implement and facilitate Nurturing Parenting programs. Additional trainings are available to learn about how to work with particular populations (e.g., children with special needs, Native American families). There are no specific educational requirements for facilitators to be trained in NPP-ITP. Nurturing Parenting also offers online videos to supplement the training, hosts train-the-trainer events, and allows agencies to request on-site trainings.

Program or Service Documentation
Book/Manual/Available documentation used for review

The Nurturing Parenting Programs: Program Implementation Manual & Resource Guide is implemented in conjunction with the two Facilitators Instructional Manuals below that are specific to the Parents &Their Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers program.

Kaplan, F. B., & Bavolek, S. J. (n. d.). Nurturing Parenting Programs: Program implementation manual & resource guide. Family Development Resources, Inc.

Bavolek, S. J. (n. d.). Nurturing program for parents & their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers: Facilitators instructional manual for teaching children: Sixteen session group-based program. Family Development Resources, Inc.

Bavolek, S. J. (n. d.). Nurturing program for parents & their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers: Facilitators instructional manual for teaching parents: Sixteen session group-based program. Family Development Resources, Inc.

Available languages

The program manual is available in English, Arabic, Haitian Creole, and Spanish.

Other supporting materials

Nurturing Parenting Programs Facilitator Training Workbook & Implementation Guide

Parents and Their Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers - Parent Handbook

Easy Parent Reader Handbook

Training Resources

Program Materials

Contact Information for Developers

Website: https://www.nurturingparenting.com/

Phone: (262) 652-6501

Email: fnc@nurturingparenting.com, fdr@nurturingparenting.com

Results of Search and Review Number of Studies Identified and Reviewed for Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents & Their Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
Identified in Search 21
Eligible for Review 1
Rated High 0
Rated Moderate 0
Rated Low 1
Reviewed Only for Risk of Harm 0
Sometimes study results are reported in more than one document, or a single document reports results from multiple studies. Studies are identified below by their Prevention Services Clearinghouse study identification numbers.


Studies Rated Low

Study 10610

Weikert, P., Keene, R., & Bavolek, S. J. (2005). The Florida Study: A Comparative Examination of the Effectiveness of the Nurturing Parenting Programs. Technical Report.

This study received a low rating because it did not meet design confound standards.


Studies Not Eligible for Review

Study 10616

Bavolek, S. J. (2009). Nurturing the Families of Hawaii: Nurturing Parenting Skills for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Technical Report.

Bavolek, S. J. (2009). Nurturing the Families of Hawaii Three Year Program to Build Nurturing Parenting Skills for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10617

Bavolek, S. J., Keene, R. G., Miranda, G., & Radcliff, J. T. (2013). Implementation of the Nurturing Parenting Programs with Latino Families in Imperial County, California. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10618

Baxter, R., & Chara, K. (1995). The Nurturing Parenting Program: Evidence for the Success of a Parenting Program. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10619

LPC Consulting Associates (2013). Birth & Beyond Home Visitation Program Nurturing Parenting Program Child Protective Services Outcomes Report. Technical Report.

The Birth & Beyond Family Resource Center (2015). Americorps Impact Evaluation Sacramento County Birth and Beyond Home Visitation Program 2013 – 2015. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10620

Broyles. (1992). Boulder County Department of Social Services Nurturing Program Social Work Department, Colorado State University 1991-92

This study is ineligible for review because it is not a study of the program or service under review (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.6).

Study 10621

Green, B. L., Rockhill, A., Furrer, C., Rodgers, A., Duong, T., Cross-Hemmer, A., … Cherry, K. (2015). Oregon’s IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project: Final Evaluation Report Relationship-Based Visitation & Parent Mentor Evaluations. Technical Report.

Green, B. L., Rockhill, A., Furrer, C., Rodgers, A., Duong, T., Cross-Hemmer, A., … Cherry, K. (2015). Executive Summary: Oregon’s IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project Relationship-Based Visitation & Parent Mentor Evaluations. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it is not a study of the program or service under review (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.6).

Study 10622

Daire, A. P., Greenidge, W. L., & Johnson, N. (2014). Parental Attitudes and Behaviors of Participants in the Nurturing Fathers Program. Technical Report.

Daire, A. P., & Greenidge, W. L. (n.d.). A Cross Cultural Investigation of the Nurturing Father’s Program Outcomes. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it is not a study of the program or service under review (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.6).

Study 10623

Family Service of Milwaukee. (1997). Outcome Evaluation of Family Service of Milwaukee Parenting Education Programs Technical Report #1. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10624

Zehnacker, G., Brotherson, S. E., & Tichy, A. (2018). Nurturing Parenting Program in ND Project Overview and Year-End Report for 2016-2017. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10625

Hodnett, R. H., Faulk, K., Dellinger, A., & Maher, E. (2009). Evaluation of the Statewide Implementation of a Parent Education Program in Louisiana’s Child Welfare Agency: The Nurturing Parenting Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Pre-School Children Final Evaluation Report.

Maher, E. J., Corwin, T. W., Hodnett, R., Faulk, K. (n.d.). A cost-savings analysis of a statewide parenting education program in child welfare. Technical Report.

Maher, E. J., Marcynyszyn, L. A., Corwin, T. W., & Hodnett, R. (2011). Dosage matters: The relationship between participation in the Nurturing Parenting Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers and subsequent child maltreatment. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10626

Houston, N. (2008). Evaluation of a Family-Centered Parenting Program for Culturally Diverse High-Risk Families. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10627

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. (2015). Illinois Birth Through Three Waiver: Developmentally informed child and family interventions--Semiannual progress report reporting period: 1/1/15 – 6/30/15. Technical Report

This study is ineligible for review because it is not a study of the program or service under review (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.6).

Study 10628

International Rescue Committee. (2011). Family based intervention against child abuse and neglect for young parents involved in a youth and livelihoods program in Liberia: A pilot project to build evidence around the potential for parenting skills trainings to protect children from

abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10629

Matlak, S. (2003). Research proposal--a quantitative analysis of Pikes Peak Family Connections. Research Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible publication source (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.2).

Study 10630

Matteo-Kerney, C., & Benjamin, S. (2010). Rural Virginia Family Nurturing Project Five Year Evaluation Results, 2003. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10631

Montanez, M., Devall, E., & VanLeeuwen, D. M. (2010). Social capital: Strengthening Mexican-American families through parenting education. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 102(3), 27-33.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10632

Licking County Department of Human Services. (1991). Long-term impact of the Nurturing Program: A comparison of parenting attitudes of abusive and neglectful parents pre-program, post-Program, and at one year post-program follow-up. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 10633

Safe Child. (2002). Executive summary: An evaluation of the Nurturing Program at SAFE child. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it is not a study of the program or service under review (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.6).

Study 10634

Vespo, J. E., Capece, D. A., & Behforooz, B. (2006). Effects of the nurturing curriculum on social, emotional, and academic behaviors in kindergarten classrooms. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 20(4), 275-285.

This study is ineligible for review because it is not a study of the program or service under review (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.6).

Study 10635

Welinski, D. (2003). Solano County California Family Strengthening Program. Final Report. Technical Report.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).