The Parents Program partners with parents and their community to create individual services with an understanding of both the family strengths and unique challenges. The Parents Program’s key values include: the importance of healthy relationships, a commitment to be culturally sensitive and a commitment to build supportive networks for children and families.
Families reach out to the Parents Program with needs that include:
Our experienced clinicians offer a wide range of services including:
Young Parent Support Services provide center and community based counseling for pregnant teens and young parents. The program focuses on enhancing parenting skills, and works to ensure that young people recognize their own needs and realize their own potential.
The Parents Program’s clinical integration with NCSC’s Early Education and Childcare (EEC) program supports the healthy social-emotional development of children. Services include classroom consultation with teachers, classroom interventions, parent consultations regarding child development and direct work with individual children and families.
What distinguishes NCSC is the integration of the Brazelton Touchpoints Approach within our programs. Based on decades of infant research and the work of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton of Boston’s Children’s Hospital, the Touchpoints Approach lays the vital foundation for children’s healthy development by building the competence and confidence of parents and by promoting strong partnerships between parents and providers.
As an official Touchpoints Site, NCSC trains all staff in this innovative approach to child development and relationships.