DIFRC | Denver Indian Family Resource Center

Nurturing Parenting Program

DIFRC’s community programs have been designed to strengthen American Indian and Alaska Native children, parents/caregivers, families by increasing resiliency, sharing knowledge about parenting and child development, offering opportunities to create social connections, providing resources for times of need, and increasing children’s social and emotional skills.

Culturally-adapted parenting classes have been offered in 12-week cycles for families with children 0 to 18 years old. Parents/caregivers, children, and teens attended groups designed to promote healthy physical and emotional development, appropriate roles, and developmental expectations. Families enjoyed a warm meal and nurturing time together. Our Nurturing Parenting Program was designed to strengthen families through a focus in five areas:

  • Building self-worth and appropriate expectations through an increased understanding of child development,
  • Developing increased empathy and a sense of caring in parents and children,
  • Utilizing positive, non-violent discipline practices and techniques,
  • Exploring family roles and increasing self-awareness, and
  • Developing personal power in both adults and children.

FALL 2022 – Nurturing Parenting Classes

  • Tuesday’s | 9:00-11:00am
  • 12 week program
  • Class cohorts are ongoing
  • In person and virtual options
  • Weekly attendance is required

Classes are held at:
Denver Indian Family Resource Center
1633 Fillmore Street, GL2
Denver, CO 80206

Blending traditional Native American beliefs and practices with Nurturing Parenting
The Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) will meet CPS requirements
Participants will receive a NPP manual and weekly assignments at program intake
NPP is provided for free to families
The group is open to 15 participants at time
NPP is designed to be culturally specific to Native American families or families
with Native American children (Non-Native families may join)

To Register:
Markie Green, National NPP Trainer
720-500-1007 | mgreen@difrc.org

Nurturing Parenting Program Flyer Fall 2022 (.pdf)