The Parenting Experience Workshop
Prevention builds safer communities and fosters positive productivity. Shouldn’t children be afforded the opportunity to learn strategies to live healthier lifestyles? The cycle of positive change starts with parents, grandparents and guardians to embrace the notion that a good parent is a nurturing one.
Prevention Treatment Programs were originally designed for families referred for parenting education by Social Services/Mental Health for Child Abuse and Neglect and or Experienced Family Dysfunction. Tertiary level programs were used to “treat” abusive and neglectful parent-child or parent-teen dysfunctional interactions through a process called “re-parenting.” The reasoning is that in “re-parenting,” parents increase their understanding of how abuse and neglect, beliefs and patterns may be passed on to children. BSC offers these services, without a referral, to: individuals, charter, private and public schools or agencies and organizations seeking better methods of parenting.
BSC’s parenting class focuses on enhancing parenting practices and behaviors, such as developing and practicing positive discipline techniques, learning age-appropriate child development skills and milestones, promoting positive play and interaction between parents and children, and locating and accessing community services and supports.
- Improve parenting empowerment and competency
- Improves child behavior
- Increases positive parenting practices
- Improves parent-child interactions
- Decreases use of corporal punishment and risk of child abuse
- Increases social connections
BSC offers The Parenting Experience workshop for parents and teens. The evidenced-based program is centered on teachings from The Nurturing Parents Family Development Resources Inc. curriculum. BSC educates parents and their children on building parenting skills that foster encouragement, and uses Primary and Tertiary approaches as a direct effort to improve and guide families to Building Safer Communities.
Recent research proves that domestic violence, substance abuse and the need for the Aid for Children’s Services has risen within the past two years within New York City’s five boroughs, with Central and East Harlem ranked the highest. BSC’s purpose for Primary and Tertiary approaches is to limit the need for intervention or fee-based services, such as domestic violence programs, drug and alcohol abuse and the involvement of the Aid for Children’s Services.
BSC’s mission is to under populate institutions, such as jails and prisons. BSC workshops are designed and implemented to build healthier relationships between parents and their children, strengthen the family structure, educate and unify communities through the use of parenting strategies.
How it Works
The Primary and Tertiary approaches are most effective in classes with 10 to 15 students from grades 9 through 12. BSC works diligently with the Department of Education (public, charter and private schools) as well as other professionals, such as agencies and organizations. We accept between 10 and 15 parents and their children to participate in a 15-week series two times per week for two one-hour classes. Parents and teens have separate sessions for the first 14 weeks, and meet together on the 15th week or last, session. The programs BSC offers range from 5 to 18 sessions. The number of sessions and or participants is subject to change depending on group size.
The Double Educational Experience
BSC’s commitment to maintain a focus on education spawned a relationship with Long Island University’s Social Work Department. Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Social Work, or a related field, assist in facilitating The Parenting Experience Workshop. Students not only earn field hours toward their degrees but engage in hands-on experience and gain a basic knowledge or working with a diverse population in need.
It’s All About Being a Teen (The Add-On)
It’s All About Being a Teen is a dynamic interactive curriculum designed to: bolster positive self-worth, personal empowerment, self-discipline, empathy, healthy attachments and resilient protective behaviors. Developed from the Evidence-Based Nurturing Programs, It’s All About Being a Teen is a 99 lesson competency-based curriculum that gives teens the necessary tools to sort out and master life’s complexities and challenges
BSC uses It’s All About Being a Teen lessons to helps adolescents build a positive, firm foundation to that they can find positive segues into adulthood. The classes are designed and implemented to: decrease and prevent maladaptive, disturbed and delinquent behaviors, prevent alcohol and drug abuse and empower teens to develop healthy and nurturing lifestyles.
Registration, Cost, and Certificates of Completion
The Parenting Experience Workshop and It’s All About Being a Teen cost $65 each. The tuition includes the required texts, Nurturing Parent for parents and It’s All About Teens for teens, which are $40 each. The fee includes shipping and handling. A $25 registration fee is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable. Schools funded by the Department of Education, community organizations, corporations, businesses, agencies and other professionals are charged a group rate, which is determined after adding up all participants. Please note that fees are subject to change. BSC does not accept checks. BSC accepts debit and credit cards, or cash.
All participants upon finishing the classes will receive a certificate of completion form Building Safer Communities, LLC, and approved by The Nurturing Parents Family Development Resources Inc.
Location of Services
BSC hosts classes at 64 Mount Vernon Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. We also travel to provide onsite services.
Sign Up and Inquiries
If interested then click on the contact BSC link and send a request via email to [email protected] ,text your request to 347-498-4104 or leave a message on the office line at 914-840-9409. Please leave call back information and give a brief description of your learning expectations and purpose for taking the class. BSC looks forward to empowering you to Raise The Bar & Do-IT- Responsibly and become a better you.