Our Adoption Caseworker, Tina Bloch had a chance to hear about The Nurtured Heart Approach at a conference our staff attended last week. Below, she'll summarize this approach, which is not necessarily from a Christian perspective, but has advocates/trainers who have integrated faith and biblical teaching into the approach. This is a relatively new explanation for some concepts that may already be an active part of your family or the way you were raised. On the other hand, it is a complete change from the way many of us were raised or taught to approach discipline, parenting, etc. We recommend that you consider all things with the Bible and your relationship with God in mind. We pray you are able to display God's love to the children in your life regularly. If you reside locally in the F/M area, and want to learn more about this philosophy/approach, there is a NHA class offered twice/year with Christian Psychologist and Certified NHA trainer Sarah How. The first of the current session was held at Fargo First Assembly last night.
By Tina Bloch
The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) was presented by Becky Eissinger, MSW, LICSW at the North Dakota Family Based Services Association 2015 Conference last week. The Nurtured Heart Approach focuses on creating and energizing positivity and success through recognitions and relationships with your children. However, the approach is more than just a parenting education and behavior modification teaching. It is a “philosophy for creating healthy relationships with the people in your life.” In 1992, NHA was created by Howard Glasser, which has since been successfully used by families, classrooms, foster cares, health care professionals, social workers and criminal justice organizations.
The NHA’s core methodology involves “The 3 Stands” which need to stay clearly set:
Becky Eissinger Recommended the following Resources & Books for parents and professionals:
- Developmental Repair: A training Manual for Parents (provided free on washburn.org)
- Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline M.D & Jim Fay
- Nurture my Heart by Catherine Safford (Handbook & Children’s book) (Website:www.nurturemyheart.com)
- Transforming the Difficult Child Workbook: An Interactive Guide to the Nurtured Heart Approach for Parents by Howard Glasser -The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene & Resources online at www.livesinthebalance.org
- Transforming the Difficult Child by Easley Glasser
- Notching Up by Howard Glasser
For more information on books, audio material, online courses and live trainings, please visit: www.ChildrenSuccessFoundation.com
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