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Nurturing Families Program

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The Nurturing Families Program is designed for any parent or caregiver who would like to learn new ways to make healthy parenting choices. Focusing on the unique developmental needs of children aged birth to 5, the goal is to establish healthy parent-child relationships.

The program focuses on the following nurturing factors:

  • Improving stress management skills
  • Identifying resources to develop a support system
  • Enhancing child development and parenting skills
  • Expanding knowledge and confidence to ask for help when needed
  • Developing social and emotional skills
  • Promoting healthy parent-child relationships

Individual Virtual Sessions or Community Group Virtual Sessions

We are currently providing all information on a virtual platform. Sessions are conducted every week, for 7 weeks. The class time ranges between 45 minutes to 1 hour. Sessions are taught by Akron Children Hospital Community Health Educators who are trained specialists.

All parents who complete the program receive a generous incentive package. These incentives include gift cards, toys, books and a safety kit for the home.

Candidates for Referrals

  • Parents or guardians of children birth to 5 years of age
  • Expecting parents
  • Families living in counties of Ashland, Columbiana, Holmes, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull or Wayne

The Nurturing Families Program is a partnership between Akron Children’s Hospital, The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, and Kohl’s Cares.

For more information call:

Christine Lindeman

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