Providing Effective Parenting Classes Takes A Community

In 2011 David Vance, then working for the Southern Oregon Goodwill, attended training to conduct parenting classes using Parenting Now!'s Make Parenting A Pleasure curriculum. Vance, who now works with Ackley Counseling and Employment Services as a Certified Employment Support Professional counseling people with disabilities, has spent much of his adult life working with challenged populations. (continued...)

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Make Parenting A Pleasure® evaluation report

A new report issued January, 2016 demonstrates that Make Parenting A Pleasure® is effective in improving outcomes for stressed families. Make Parenting A Pleasure assists highly stressed families in improving Protective Factors that are associated with reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect, such as parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development and the social and emotional competence of children. (continued...)

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Model Program Listing

Parenting Now!'s Make Parenting A Pleasure® curriculum has been listed as a model program in the new revised and updated edition of Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence. This updated edition features a new introduction by Dr. Vincent Felitti, co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. The book is available through Amazon at:
http://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Nursery-Tracing-Roots-Violence/dp/0871137348
 

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New Make Parenting A Pleasure® preliminary evaluation results

Make Parenting A Pleasure® is currently being evaluated in a randomized clinical trial (treatment and control groups).  This is a first step for Parenting Now! to establish a rigorous evidence-base for the curriculum.  The evaluation is being conducted at sites across the United States currently offering Make Parenting A Pleasure® to parents in their communities.  The evaluation will measure how well Make Parenting A Pleasure® helps families in reducing symptoms of postnatal depression and parental stress, and increasing measures of family functioning, parenting skills,  social support, nurturing, and the understanding of child development and behavior. (continued...)

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Parenting: The First Three Years® parenting education support videos on DVD available now

Eugene, OR- Saavsus, Inc., the exclusive publisher and distributor for Parenting Now!, announces the availability of Parenting: The First Three Years - Support Videos.  This series of short videos is ideal for home visitation purposes or to support understanding of child development in parenting education classes.  It was produced under a grant from the NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development). (continued...)

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Saavsus™, Inc. launches publishing services for research- and evidence-based products that support child and family well-being

Eugene, OR - Saavsus, Inc. will begin operations as a publisher of research- and evidence-based programs with the launch of the company’s new website: www.saavsus.com.

Saavsus is focused on working with organizations that develop research- and evidence-based interventions, assessments, curricula, and professional development programs that address the needs of children and families and the needs of professionals who work with children and families.  Saavsus provides its development partners with product design, distribution, technology (where appropriate), production, marketing and sales services on a publisher/author royalty basis. (continued...)

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Parenting Now!® selects Saavsus™, Inc. to be the exclusive publisher for its internationally recognized parenting education programs

Eugene, OR - Saavsus, Inc. announces that it is now the exclusive publisher and distributor for Parenting Now!, formerly Birth To Three. Parenting Now! provides parenting education and support to families with young children. Their internationally recognized curricula, training and materials are used at more than 800 sites in 46 states and Washington, D.C.; 18 international locations; and in Native American and Native Hawaiian communities. (continued...)

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