Family Support Programs at Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

Nurturing Parenting and Strengthening Families Programs: 2 hours per week for approximately 12-18 weeks (can join up to 2 weeks after start date)

Nurturing Parenting Programs and Strengthening Families Programs are curriculum-based, parenting education programs that work with the whole family. Families participate in 2-hour fun, educational sessions that meet weekly for 9 to 18 weeks, depending on the particular program and curriculum. The programs are appropriate for anyone who wants to improve their family life. 

Circle of Parents Groups: Weekly 1.5 hours, ongoing - join anytime throughout the year

Circle of Parents is a network of professionally facilitated, peer-led, support groups for parents.  Circle of Parents groups are ongoing and meet weekly for 1 ½ to 2 hours. This program allows for parents to come together in a confidential setting to share their experiences, challenges, and successes with parenting. Many parents come to the support groups because they feel isolated and alone; afraid that they might abuse their children; are experiencing conflict with a current or former partner on how to parent children; or simply because they want new parenting ideas as their children grow older. Attending a Circle of Parents meeting allows parents to: learn new ideas; replace old, harmful parenting ways with newer, healthier ways; and give and receive support to and from other parents.

For more information, visit the Prevent Child Abuse Vermont website.