Supported Parenting- Shelby Co.

About the Program

Shelby County Project Enrich Supported Parenting Classes are held each Wednesday at the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities and funded by a Tennessee Child Abuse Prevention Grant. The Adult Parent class is held weekly on Wednesday mornings from 10-11:30 am. The program is tailored for parents or expectant parents who have Intellectual Disabilities or Limited Learning. Participants are provided with bus passes, light snacks and children are welcome to attend if the parent does not have childcare. The program utilizes Dr. Stephen Bavolek’s evidence based “Nurturing Parenting” curriculum and consists of 12 sessions ranging in topics from Safety to Alternatives to Spanking. Each parent is given a pre and post assessment to provide insight into the parent’s progress. We strive to give this parent population a fair chance to parent while giving them the skills to raise a healthy child.

Forms and Links

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Contact information

Belinda T. Hardy, LCSW
University of Tennessee
Boling Center for
Developmental Disabilities
Social Worker
Phone: (901) 448-6669
Fax: (901) 448-7097
711 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105

Contact BCDD

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901-448-6511
Fax: 901-448-7097