Parent Enrichment

We offer several opportunities for those in a parenting role to increase their knowledge of parenting and child development.

  • Nurturing Parenting:
    • 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.
    • The long term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors. What are Nurturing Parenting Programs?
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®):
    • TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection. Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (
  • Nurturing Fathers:
    • The Nurturing Fathers Program is an evidence – based, 13-week training course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. The secrets for creating safe, loving, stable, and nurtured families.
    • Participants learn:
      • Positive discipline tools taught through a uniquely father-friendly method for successful child behavior management.
      • Effective family communication techniques to strengthen the father-child and father-mother relationships.
      • How to stop fighting and arguing by using proven-effective strategies for conflict resolution and problem solving.
      • How to achieve cooperation and teamwork in family life.