Nurturing Parenting Program to be offered in Garfield County

November 30, 2012

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Promoting Safe and Stable Families, a federally-funded grant program, brings the nationally recognized Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) to families in Garfield County. The Nurturing Parenting Program enhances empathy, self worth, empowerment, and discipline, while parents and children have fun and grow closer as a family. The NPP integrates parents with their children in some of the class sessions in the curriculum.

Parents are invited to register their families for the 15-week class, which begins in January, 2013. Space is limited, and the program is offered at no cost to participants. Registration will occur during the first session, and dates and times for the class will be based on responses from local interested families.

“This curriculum is funded to support families,” said Joyce Christensen, manager of Child Welfare Special Projects for Garfield County and head of the work group implementing the NPP class. “We welcome families to join us and are excited to offer it locally. This curriculum is evidence-based and has been a proven success in the United States and other countries.”

Evidence-based behavioral practice promotes healthful behaviors by integrating evidence with practitioner expertise – along with the characteristics, needs, values and preferences of those who will be affected.*

For more information and to join the class, please contact Joyce Christensen, at (970) 625-5282, ext. 3261 or send an email