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The Responsive Parenting Program: A parenting support curriculum for vulnerable families
by Hess, Carolyn, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 103; 10105278
Abstract (Summary)

The Responsive Parenting Program curriculum combines recent developments in neuroscience, mindfulness, child development and positive parenting to provide vulnerable families with information, guidance and a group experience designed to support them in adopting a responsive approach to parenting. Parents who have experienced adverse conditions in childhood and continue to experience difficulty in getting their needs met as adults, often have adopted a survival approach to living. It is especially important to support these parents in making sense of their own experience so that they may build the capacity to better understand, nurture and protect their own children.

It is intended that all of the materials for this curriculum will exist in the public domain. In addition to the curriculum handbook, this includes links to recommended video segments, information sheets related to child growth and development, and suggestions for supportive practices to nurture healthy development and relationships.

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Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
Commitee: Lam, Brian, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Adult education, Curriculum development
Keywords: Curriculum, Families, Parent education, Parenting, Responsive, Responsive parenting, Support, Vulnerable
Publication Number: 10105278
ISBN: 978-1-339-68764-3
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