Parenting Support

Nurturing Parenting Classes

Florence Crittenton is delighted to be offering Nurturing Parenting Classes for adults who are in treatment and/or recovery for substance use problems, and who are in parenting relationships with children.  It is also useful for partners of parents with substance use problems and extended family members who are parenting the children of adults with substance use disorders.  

What’s so special about the Nurturing Program for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery?

  • The recovery journey is so important for parents, this class really digs in to identify triggers and help parents build confidence in their parenting as they start their journey.
  • Nurturing Program is a parent education curriculum that utilizes thought/lecture/teaching with emotional processing and hands-on activities
  • Parent Education in this program means learning new patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving and practicing these new skills. It means participating in activities & experiences designed to enhance self-awareness, empathy, personal empowerment, self-esteem and self-concept.
  • Nurturing Program does not intend to offer answers as much as encourage participants to consider the questions
  • Learning happens through integration of perceptions, knowledge, emotional value and consensus from a person’s family, culture and peer group
  • It is important that partners of those struggling or recovering from Substance abuse can also attend, the person recovering is not on their own, and there is a perspective from all parents in the group

This unique curriculum is taught by 2 Master Nurturing Parenting trainers, 1 who is also a Licensed Addictions Counselor.

Classes begin in January

Length:  Approx 17 weeks

1.5 hours per session; 1 class per week

Thursdays from 4-5.30pm

Contact:  Call Emily Roehm at 442 6950 x215 to enroll or email [email protected]

Cost:  $50/session, with insurance billable and sliding fee schedule

Early Intervention Specialists

Florence Crittenton provides easy access to community service providers in the areas of Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. We believe in utilizing program supports and interventions as early as possible so as to improve outcomes for children.

Assessments

Every parent and child entering our programs receives a comprehensive assessment using a variety of evaluation tools. This information helps our clinical team tailor an individual treatment plan to meet each family member’s needs. Our goal is to assist every parent and every child in meeting social emotional and physical determinants of health and wellness.

Home Visiting

Florence Crittenton is part of the Partnerships for Home Visiting to offer free family support through home visiting programs. The mission is to provide information, support, skills and encouragement to strengthen families during the crucial early years of life.

Florence Crittenton provides in-home services through two evidence-based home visiting models, Parents As Teachers® and SafeCare. Home visits can serve pregnant women and families with children through age 5. Families work with a home visitor around topics such as bonding and attachment, positive parenting skills, safety, child development, and overall wellness.

Support includes:

  • What to expect during pregnancy
  • Tools and gear to childproof your home
  • Free child-development screenings
  • How to cope with tantrums
  • Fun games and activities to do at home
  • Information on community events and resources for families and kids
  • What to do when kids get sick and when to go to the doctor

Visits take place every other week in the most comfortable setting: the family home, Florence Crittenton’s Outreach Center, or other agreed upon location.

For more information on Home Visitation, contact Jen Burckhard at 406.442.6950 or email [email protected]

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