Frustrated? Do you find yourself asking…
- How should I discipline my child?
- Am I giving my child enough attention?
- How do I remain a positive parent during stressful times?
- Am I making good decisions for my child’s future?
- How can I be the best parent I can be?
- Is my child watching too much TV?
- When is it sibling rivalry and when is it something more?
- We just had a baby, now what?
Meet Our Parent Coach…
A parent coach is highly trained, caring professional who: Listens deeply and non-judgmentally. Guides you to think about different perspectives, options, and viewpoints. Gives you new information for your individual parenting challenges. Offers you specific suggestions to help.
The Strengthening Families Through Early Care & Education Initiative is an approach to preventing child abuse and neglect by supporting families through childcare programs. The Center for the Study of Social Policy developed the framework for Strengthening Families through Early Care and Education Initiative. The fundamental principle is that certain protective factors contribute towards family resiliency and strength. These key protective factors are Parent resilience, Social connections, Knowledge of parenting and child development, Concrete support in times of need, and Healthy social and emotional development.
Early Care and Education Centers play a prominent role in building these protective factors among the families they serve. Through seven key strategies, centers become well positioned to help families build these protective factors that have proven to be effective in preventing child abuse and neglect. This approach uses early childhood programs to build evidence-based protective factors for children and their families. This is a strength-based approach which builds on existing assets to keep all families strong and all children safe.
ACT Raising Safe Kids
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program teaches parents and caregivers basic facts about child development, parenting styles, positive discipline, conflict resolution skills and tools for keeping kids safe with media and electronic technology. By teaching positive ways to guide and communicate with young children under age 8, the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program helps adults learn how to reinforce children’s good behavior, build their self-esteem and foster loving relationships in families, all of which helps to prevent violence in the lives of young children before it starts.
What Participants Get
- Participants in the program receive:
- New parenting and conflict resolution skills
- Practical methods of discipline to use with children
- Helpful discussions about what actually works with young children
- A support network of parents & caregivers
- A chance to reflect on their own care-giving values and behavior
- Group activities that reinforce learning
- Useful handouts to take home
- A certificate showing, they successfully completed the program
The Nurtured Heart Institute is the home of the Nurtured Heart Approach®. Their mission is simple: to share this transformative Approach with the world. Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused approach that strategically uses the core methodology called The 3 StandsTM.
NHA helps children (and adults) build their Inner Wealth® and use their intensity in successful ways. It is designed for parents, foster parents, educators, treatment professionals, and child advocates to sharpen their skills and develop heightened leadership skills.
Those who have taken the Nurtured Heart Approach often consider it life-changing and find it provides a rich and meaningful experience not only of skill-building, but also of lasting inner growth. If you are interested in the Nurtured Heart Approach, please contact us our office at firstname.lastname@example.org OR (973) 398-1730 ext. 190.
CPR / First Aid
First Aid and CPR for Parents. CPR classes can teach a parent to stay calm in emergencies and learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills to restore blood circulation and breathing. CPR classes also teaches the proper technique of chest compression, rescue breathing, and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator.
Child & Family Resources offers CPR/First Aid for families as well as child care providers. More information can be found here.
Being prepared for disasters starts at home. Everyone can be part of helping to prepare for emergencies. Young children and teens alike can be a part of the process. As a parent, guardian, or other family member, you have an important role to play when it comes to protecting the children in your life and helping them be prepared in case disaster strikes. More resources can be found here.
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Sesame Street in Communities
Parents and care givers are the foundation for children’s healthy development. Sesame Street in Communities can provide resources, activities, videos and interactive features to help engage with children. Parents and child care providers can FIND RESOURCES HERE.