The Nurturing Skills for Families Program is a family-centered, trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices. The programs feature activities to foster positive parenting skills and self-nurturing, home practice exercises, family nurturing time, and activities to promote positive brain development in children birth to 18 years. Lessons can be delivered in a home-based setting, group-based setting, or combination of home and group settings. The Nurturing Programs also has the option to utilize an evidence-based evaluation designed to assess the parenting attitudes of adult and adolescent parent and pre-parent populations. The functional purpose of this evaluation is to gather information for decision makers. Judges, attorneys, guardian ad litem, therapists, custody evaluations, and mental health professionals are typical decision makers that rely on information to assist them in providing appropriate services.
1. Why am I so Angry?
2. Events and Cues - Triggers
3. Anger Control Plan
4. The Aggression Cycle
5. Cognitive Restructuring
6. Effects of Anger on Children
7. Assertiveness Skills
8. Conflict Resolution
9. Anger in Relationships
10. Effects of Domestic Violence
11. Feelings Resolution
12. Containment - Actions
Anger is an emotion just like all your other emotions. It is there for a reason! It is trying to tell you there is a person, problem, or situation you need to deal with now. Anger is not the problem until it turns into AGGRESSION or HOSTILITY. Aggression is a behavior that is intended to cause harm or injury to another person or damage to property. Hostility refers to a set of attitudes and judgments that motivate aggressive behaviors.
Class 1 - Getting the Love You Want
Learn to recognize difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships; Learn healthy communication skills; Gain an understanding of the different types of love
Class 2 - Boundaries in Relationships
Learn how to develop healthy boundaries in relationships, work, school, and family
Class 3 - Dealing with Emotions
Examine your emotions; Are you numbing, suppressing, or avoiding certain emotions; Learn to recognize triggers and develop coping skills
Class 4 - Why Am I So Angry?
Learn what causes your angered responses; Learn the four "R"s, the importance of meditation and practice breathing exercises
Class 5 - Making Healthy Choices
Learn 10 important questions to ask yourself when dealing with a difficult choice
Class 6 - Learning Forgiveness
Learn the value of forgiveness, Learn the 7 step process to moving from past pains
Class 7 - Controlling Obsessive Thinking
Learn the difference between worry and obsessing; Learn the process of questioning your obsessive thoughts through "The Work" by Byron Katie
Class 8 - ABC's to Self Esteem
Through self-reflection you will learn the relationship between self-esteem and your ability to live to your full potential. For an appointment call 479-782-7837.
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Healing Steps is an 8-week life skills program offering a series of classes to help individuals heal from past pain, abuse, and trauma, or for those recovering from drug or alcohol dependency.
Designed to give individuals valuable lessons about self-care and understanding, our Healing STEPS program emphasize responsibility for oneself, accountability for ones actions, and compassion for oneself and others.
For more information on class schedules or to register, please call (479) 782-7837.
Saturday and Evening Classes Available
Call for the start of next 8-week session
*We are now offering Parenting Classes in Spanish
Contact Us: 479-782-7837
STEPS Nurturing Parenting skills for Parents is Presented in Sixteen Lessons
Lesson 1: Description, Orientation and Assessment
Lesson 2: Nurturing Parenting as a Lifestyle
Lesson 3: Cultural Parenting Practices
Lesson 4: Developing Spirituality in Parenting
Lesson 5: Making Good Choices
Lesson 6: Growth and Development of Children
Lesson 7: The Importance of Touch
Lesson 8: Developing Empathy
Lesson 9: Recognizing and Understanding Feelings
Lesson 10: Managing and Communicating Feelings
Lesson 11: Understanding Discipline
Lesson 12: Rewards and Punishments
Lesson 13: Punishing Children's Inappropriate Behavior
Lesson 14: The Need to be Loved
Lesson 15: Living a Self-Actualized Life
Lesson 16: Class Overview, Assessment and Closing