Nurturing Parenting

Group support with optional models of home visitation and fatherhood

Evidence Based

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.

This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.

Who it Serves

Nurturing Parenting Programs target all families at risk for abuse and neglect with children birth to 18 years old.

Prenatal

Pregnant moms and expectant families

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

Ages 3-5

Families with preschool-aged children

How It Works

Families can attend group-based programs, home-based programs, or a combination of group and home-based sessions.

Home Visiting

In-home coaching with trained parent educators

Group Support

Community-based workshops and classes

Target Outcomes

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.

Community Impact

200

children served

154

families served

10

counties served

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