Programs of the Family Nurturing Center

Child Abuse Treatment Services at Family Nurturing Center encompasses multiple program components for children and families impacted by abuse and neglect.

Have you ever wished that babies came with an instruction manual? Gene Gardner, founder of Every Parent’s Library, recognized the privilege, and incredible responsibility of raising a child, and wanted to offer support for families. “I knew that people needed access to information,” said Gene, “but also realized that parents are busy. Videos seemed to be the perfect medium to help people get the skills needed to be great parents.”

The H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Parent Effectively) Program is a comprehensive Parenting Education and Support Program designed to meet the needs of at-risk  families referred by Hamilton County Job and Family Services.

The Kids on the Block Program provides school based prevention services which increase public awareness about the problem of child abuse and equip children with the skills to recognize, resist and report such abuse.

Nurturing Parenting Programs are family based parenting education programs that help families establish a nurturing way of life. Parents and children attend together so that all family members can benefit from participation in the program.

A 12 week program serving adults who experienced childhood sexual abuse victimization.  S.O.A.R. is now available in Kentucky and Ohio.

Family Nurturing Center is pleased to offer the Darkness to Light organization's Stewards of Children curriculum throughout Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Stewards of Children is a revolutionary prevention program designed to teach adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. 

Family Nurturing Center provides a wide range of professional trainings including the Nurturing Parenting Programs and Stewards of Children.  CEUs are available for some trainings.

Visitation provides an opportunity for children to visit with non-custodial parents in a safe, supervised setting, and build skills needed to enhance healthy family functioning.

Latest News

20 years of August Affairs

Friday, August 22nd at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott

That's right.  We are celebrating our 20th August Affair (formerly known as the Art Affair) and it is going to be bigger and better than ever.  Join us for a night of one of the region's best and largest silent auctions, and a limited live auction.  Enjoy the great musical sounds of Swampthang and bid on incredible experiences with our auctioneer Susan Johnson.

We will also be honoring our 20 Champions for Change.  Champions were selected because of their commitment to creating a culture of change for how society views and responds to child abuse.

The Nurturing Father’s Program is a proven, evidenced-based, family focused program recognized for effectiveness in preventing and treating child abuse and neglect.

September 4 -5, 2014
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Hosted at: Women's Crisis Center, 3580 Hargrave Drive, Hebron, KY 41048
Conducted by Carol Lapin, MSSW and Gene Blair
National Trainer/Consultant of Nurturing Parenting Programs

Being a parent is never easy and at Family Nurturing Center, we provide Nurturing Parenting programs for parents to help them build healthy families.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we want to take this time to celebrate positive parenting by providing you with extra support and encouragement.  Check out our Celebrity Parenting Tips from NKY and Greater Cincinnati parents as they share their own tips through video messages.

We hope you watch, enjoy and share with others.  Many thanks to our Celebrity Parents.

At Family Nurturing Center, we tackle change in all of its forms, and we do so intentionally to change lives. When we change the conversation, when we change the silence, we can change the culture; we can change the statistics.  It's incredibly empowering to know that you can be the change for someone.  The one who makes a difference.  We are proud to present to you our new agency video funded by The Johnson Family Foundation.  

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Report suspected child abuse:

1-859-292-6550 (weekdays)
1-877-KY SAFE1 (nights/weekends)
1-800-CHILDREN (Parent Help Line)

KY Report abuse/neglect web site


Dial 211: For parent resources/referral help region wide.