The Nurturing programme provides structured 10 week courses for parents and carers. It builds positive relationships based on four key ideas (constructs) arising out of research undertaken in the late 1970's by Dr Stephen J Bavolek, a pioneer in the development of family education in the United States.

The Four Constructs

  • Self-awareness and self-esteem
  • Appropriate expectations
  • Positive discipline
  • Empathy

Examples of topics covered in the parent's groups:

  • The nurturing programmes four constructs - building blocks for emotional health
  • The question of discipline - positive approaches for positive behaviour
  • Giving praise
  • Self esteem and personal power
  • Choices and consequences
  • How we communicate calm down time
  • Problem solving and negotiating

We deliver this termly in different venues across the city.

Further information

The programmes can be accessed face-to-face at various venues across the city or virtually via Microsoft Teams. Parents can make a request for a programme or a professional can refer on their behalf.