Program Overview

The Nurturing Parenting Program currently provides two services: Supervised Visitation and Nurturing Parenting Classes.

The Supervised Visitation Program (SVP) is designed to build healthy connections between children and their non-custodial parent during periods of family separation.  In these challenging and often traumatic times, SVP protects the wellbeing and safety of children and advocates for their best interests, while facilitating nurturing, strengths-based, and trauma-informed visits between children and parents.  Maintaining parental connection is critical to a child’s emotional, social, and behavioral development, and for establishing successful family reunification.

The 12 week evidence-based Nurturing Parenting Classes are family based interventions, where parents and their children learn similar knowledge and skills for improving the quality of their lives.

Criteria

  • The Nurturing Parenting classes are open to any parent/guardian/caretaker who is interested in learning new ways to work together as a family.

  • Supervised Visitation is open to any non-custodial parent/grandparent who requires a neutral third party and environment to assist in facilitating a visit.

  • No particular county residency is required to participate in Nurturing Parenting classes or Supervised Visitation.

Making A Referral

The Court typically refers clients to this program; however, self-referrals or other professional referrals are also accepted and may be made by calling Katie Clark at (315) 731-2684.

  • 90%
    Percentage of parents who complete the 12-week parenting course and achieve a certificate of improvement.
  • 345
    Supervised Visitations took place in 2018.
  • 91
    Children were able to maintain familial bonds with non-custodial parents and grandparents, due to successful Supervised Visitations in 2018.

Nurturing Parenting Program Age Group

  • Adults
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  • Herkimer
  • Oneida

Why Consider Nurturing Parenting Program

Our Team Approach

We embrace the Wraparound model for all of our care, services and programs. Our staff works collaboratively to develop and implement customized treatment plans for the individuals and families in our programs, and each team member contributes to our clients’ successes.

Empowerment & Support

At ICAN, we strive to empower and support individuals and families facing life challenges, by providing them with the tools to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. We assist them with succeeding in any goal they may have set, whether it be recovering from addiction, finding success in the classroom, creating a healthy home for their family as they anticipate the birth of a child, or seeking support and community resources, all while keeping families together as they process through their traumas.

Access To Resources

We connect individuals and families with critical community resources, such as access to physical and mental health providers, employment opportunities, housing options, peer support groups, and Wraparound services. We understand that access to some of these services can be difficult to attain during certain life challenges, and we are here to help individuals and families overcome this obstacle.

What People Have To Say About Nurturing Parenting Program

It brought me and my daughter together. You made it so easy to be in the same space without confrontation with the other parent. I’m thankful that you are there. If you weren’t then I wouldn’t have the relationship with my daughter that I do now.
Ryan
Utica, NY
I was just so happy to be able to see my child. Without this program I would not have been able to. It felt like a safe place where you were more protected from all the false allegations that were being made about you. The staff is so welcoming and understanding.
Paul
Utica, NY
I found it easier to go through this knowing my child was somewhere safe. The program is very organized and all the staff was very personable. My son really seemed to like them all. I didn’t even know this program existed. The community needs to know that there is a place you can turn to for help in these situations if you need it.
Children have an inherent need to see their parents, to talk with them, sit with them, laugh with them and be held by them. This program helps safely fill some of that need and can give a child reassurance that even though they are not together they are still loved, valued and wanted.

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