. Identify population and psychosocial problem selected.
Nurturing Parenting Programs (NPP) aims to target a specific population of parents. These parents are at a higher risk of maltreatment or physical abuse to their children. Poor interactional skills, abusive and/or neglectful care as children themselves, and conduct disorders, oppositional and attention-deficit disorders have all been noted to be significantly increased among this population”(Palusci, 2008, p.81). Joan McCord (1983) found that children who were harmed were more than likely to develop a mental disorder, become a juvenile delinquent, develop some form of substance abuse, or ultimately continue on the cycle of abuse to their children. Although some would not consider the…show more content… The intervention was established in 1983 by Dr. Stephen J. Bavolek and is based on the learning concepts of psychoeducational and cognitive-behavioral approaches (Family Development Resources, 2015; Nurturing Parenting Programs, 2016). The programs are divided into three levels of prevention: primary, which focuses on preventing abuse and neglect before parents give birth to their child secondary, which focuses on intervening during the early stages of maltreatment before it escalates to abuse; and tertiary, which focuses on treating families identified by social services by replacing abusive and neglectful parenting styles with nurturing parenting techniques (Family Development Resources, 2015).
“The main goals of the NPP are to: increase parents ' sense of self-worth, personal empowerment, empathy, bonding, and attachment; increase the use of alternative strategies to harsh and abusive disciplinary practices; increase parents ' knowledge of age-appropriate developmental expectations; and reduce abuse and neglect rates” (Nurturing Parenting Programs,