Nurturing Parenting: Three Day Seminar

Microsoft Word - ONLINE Brochure Ann Arbor, MI May 12-14.docxNurturing Parenting Programs are proven, evidenced-based, family focused programs first implemented in 1985 and recognized by agencies across the country for their effectiveness in preventing and treating child abuse and neglect.


Participants will learn:

  • The philosophy of Nurturing Parenting
  • The five parenting constructs of abuse/neglect
  • The impact of maltreatment on brain development
  • How to assess high risk parenting beliefs
  • To tailor programs based on family’s needs
  • To gather process evaluation data
  • To evaluate pre-post program impact
  • To implement home, group program models

Learn more at

Dates: May 12-14, 2015


Cost: $300 per person — ($280 for groups of 5 or more)

Location: Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
4925 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1521

Times: 8:30 to 9:00 sign-in (first day only)
9:00 to 4:00 training with one hour break for lunch (on your own)

Sponsors: Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
Family Development Resources, Inc.
Family Nurturing Centers, Inc.


For the online brochure, click here.

Each workshop participant will receive a Facilitator Training Workbook, additional Workshop Training Handouts, a Lesson Outline and Program Schedule, a summary document of Multicultural Parenting Beliefs and Practices, a 10% Discount Coupon on the purchase of materials, and a Marketing CD to help promote the program your community. Each participant also receives a Certificate acknowledging Facilitator Training in the Nurturing Programs.


sjb-bio-picAbout Facilitator Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D. Dr. Bavolek is the principal author of the Nurturing Parenting Programs, the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2) and the Nurturing Skills Competency Scales (NSCS). He is also Executive Director of the Family Nurturing Centers, Inc. Born and raised in Chicago, he has spent his professional career spanning 40 years working with children and teens identified with a wide range of behavioral/emotional disorders, and families experiencing dysfunctional parent-child interactions, including child abuse and neglect. Dr. Bavolek received his Ph.D. in 1978 from Utah State and developed the Adolescent Parenting Inventory as his doctoral dissertation. He completed a post-doctoral internship in 1978 at the Kempe Center in Denver Colorado working with abused children and abusive/neglecting parents. In 1983 he began work on the development and validation of the Nurturing Parenting Program through a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health while an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Nurturing Parenting programs where first published in 1985 as the first validated, family-based parenting program targeted specifically for families experiencing child abuse and neglect. He has received numerous awards, conducted over 1,000 workshops, and authored parenting programs, DVDs and educational games. For a complete review of Dr. Bavolek’s resume, go to