Question

I plan on implementing NP online program with birth parents whose children are in foster care. Do you have any suggestions on how to utilize this program when birth parents will have limited access to their children on a weekly basis?

Answer

This is a great idea and it has proven to be effective. Parents do not need to have daily or weekly access with their children to successfully learn. All HPA’s to learn the lessons can be done with self or other adults. It is highly recommended that you provide parents with extra HPA’s to help them interact is nurturing and fun ways when they do have access to their children.

Question

If the parents will not participate in the program, is it acceptable to work with only the child?

Answer

Nurturing Program best practices is always to work from a family systems perspective. Work extra hard to join with the adults in the family sytem before joining with the child. Once you have consulted with your supervisor on ways to join with parents you can ask the parent permissions to do sessions directly with the child and with the parent and child on a regular basis.

Question

How would you work with a family or parent who is consistently non-complaint in the practice of taught sessions in their own home?

Answer

Nurture Me and Watch Me Grow. The language non-complaint assumes they do not choose to be on this NP Journey with us. Possibly they have never been around Nurturing Facilitators that empowered them and pointed out their strengths. Don’t give up on believing in people even if they do not currently believe in us, themselves or the journey.

Question

Do you have suggestions for utilizing the program if a translator is needed for just one client? How best could we make it work to help them out as we don’t have a large Spanish speaking clientele?

Answer

The best and most equitable way to serve families that speak a different language other than English is to educate the translator on the Np philosophy and values and provide a cultural translation not a direct english translation. You can also ensure that the translator comes from the same culture as the family being served.

Question

What happens if the families no show a lot of appointments after you have started the curriculum? Some curriculum they have to make almost all of their appointments, so I was wondering what would happen if families missed appointments.

Answer

You recognize that rapport may need more time and then you reschedule as soon as you can in that same week. Discuss with family what you could do differently to better serve.

Question

What is the ideal group size for presenting this program in a group setting?

Answer

Recommended Group size 10-15 adults it may be married couples. Recommended home-based or individual size 12-15 families.

Question

Does the temperament Traits Exercise is available for Spanish speaking clients?

Answer

All 3 competencies will be in Spanish in a couple of weeks please check back with us to purchase.

Question

Would you do Nurturing parenting as a class of parents? so more then one family or just one family at a time?

Answer

You can do individual or group and recognize that both are effective with the Nurturing Program for Families 5-19 and Infant – 5 supplement.

Question

What is the largest group or number of family members you might work with at one time?

Answer

Recommended Group size 10-15 adults it may be married couples. Recommended home-based or individual size 12-15 families.

Question

Is there a specific group of people that this program works best being administered to?

Answer

I would have to say a tirchiary level because that is how I developed the program and I paid close attention to their needs and the needs of the Facilitators who have created a career around serviving our most vulnerable populations.

Question

Does TNC have any curriculum that is aligned with child placing agency minimum standards for Texas Foster and Adoptive Pre-Service Training? For example, could someone attend one or more of the trainings and would it encompass all of the standards required for foster-adopt agencies in TX?

Answer

Yes, if they complete the entire 16 weeks of sessions.