The Parent Education Program strives to help families learn and improve communication skills, nurturing techniques as well as other necessary parenting practices. In order to learn and improve these skills, we must exercise them. Throughout the course of Nurturing Parenting, there may be times you and your family members are asked to share personal experiences or opinions about certain controversial topics, which you may choose to decline. However, please keep in mind that others in the group also have their chance to be heard and may share opinions that are not the same with your own or they may talk about difficult personal experiences.
We at Childhaven believe that everyone should be granted the respect and freedom to share their thoughts, beliefs, and stories without judgement. Childhaven stands by the confidentiality policy and ask that everyone who participates in the Parent Education Program be mindful of this policy and keeps group discussions in the group, and not share outside of class.
To optimize our group sessions we ask that participants follow these guidelines: Turn off/ silence your cell phone during group discussions Allow each other to speak one at a time Listen to each other, give the speaker you full attention Do not make negative comments or snide remarks Do not discuss someone’s personal stories with others outside the group. Respect other’s backgrounds, religion, beliefs, and values. Do not be confrontational or start an argument Do not intimidate or belittle anyone.
Childhaven reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to anyone that we deem may have expressed inappropriate behavior and/or broken any of the previous guidelines set forth by the Parenting Education Program.