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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

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The New Beginnings Program (NBP) is a longer program for parents who want more information and support as they parent their children through a troubling event such as divorce, separation, or custody issues.

The NBP assists parents in restructuring their family with skills that help strengthen their bonds with their children so the children feel valued and important as members of their new family unit.

We welcome parents who voluntarily choose to take the class, as well as those who are court-ordered to attend.

Parents will have the opportunity to learn and practice skills to improve the quality of the parent-child relationship, the effectiveness of discipline, and reduce exposure to parental conflict, all of which support healthy child development.

  • The program format consists of 10 weekly 2-hour group sessions meeting at Our Place, located at 400 E. Spring Street in New Albany.

  • Parents will be scheduled for an intake appointment to meet the group leader, receive program information and complete a child behavior checklist for each child. This checklist will be completed again upon the program's completion to help document the program's effectiveness.

  • Each session consists of a short presentation, skill demonstration, and opportunities to practice the skill presented. Master's level professionals lead each group.

  • The program will be offered to mothers and fathers in separate groups.​

  • Please call (812-945-3400, ext. 110) or email for the next session of this program. The Mother’s group typically meets on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and the Father's group on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

  • Because this program is partially grant-funded through DMHA* at this time, parents are responsible only for the cost of the ten workbooks ($65).

This program will develop the skills of the parents to increase the child’s bond with that parent and increase their feelings of security. The parents learn how to model positive parenting skills impacting that child's development, which will continue even into early adulthood - and ultimately that child's parenting skills, which impacts the next generation as well!

*Funding for New Beginnings Programs provided by FSSA/Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) through the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant CFDA 93.959.

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