Group support with optional models of home visitation and fatherhood
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.
Nurturing Parenting Programs target all families at risk for abuse and neglect with children birth to 18 years old.
Pregnant moms and expectant families
Families with babies and toddlers
Families with preschool-aged children
Families can attend group-based programs, home-based programs, or a combination of group and home-based sessions.
In-home coaching with trained parent educators
Community-based workshops and classes
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.