This 15-week family education program blends child-rearing information with social supports to strengthen Spanish-speaking families living in Wake County. The program engages individuals and families in the process of building positive nurturing beliefs, knowledge and skills. The program is offered to urban and rural families who may be experiencing family violence. Parents and their children attend together but meet in separate groups. Culturally sensitive, bilingual volunteers facilitate parent and children’s groups using a nationally recognized curriculum.
If you are interested in learning more about these services, please visit the SAFEchild website and complete their contact form or call (919) 743-6140.
The Nurturing Program for Spanish Speaking Families is funded by Wake County Smart Start and managed by SAFEchild. SAFEchild is committed to eliminating child abuse in Wake County by helping adults and children create nurturing environments free from abuse and neglect.
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