The Nurturing Project
Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention ProgramSome people think that the term nurturing refers only to the mother’s role in the family. The Nurturing Project expands the idea of nurturing to include a father figure. We try to involve mothers and fathers as well as children in the Family Nurturing Classes. Other caregivers such as grandparents, childcare providers or siblings are also invited to attend. During the classes we encourage everyone to express their feelings and discuss their thoughts openly.
Sessions for parents and children are held separately, but lessons for both groups cover the same material each week.
Our classes may be useful to people who -want to be more nurturing -are at risk for abuse and neglect -are identified by social service agencies as abused or neglected -are becoming adoptive or foster parents -work with families on a daily basis
The classes deal with issues of interest to both children and parents. Discussion topics include: -behavior management -anger management -empathy -expectations -family roles -discipline -praise -personal power -independence
Call the Nurturing Resource Center at 252-847-8688 for more information about our classes.
Group-based lessons last between two and three hours each and are offered weekly for six to 15 weeks.
Contact InformationLeigh McManus