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Thrive: Lifespan Parenting Program

Partnership/Type: Office of Military Community and Family Policy
Status: Current Project

The Thrive Initiative is a portfolio of evidence-informed, health-promoting parent education programs for parents of children from birth to age 18. Thrive programs have been developed to reach parents in both face-to-face and web-based formats. Thrive seeks to harness parents’ potential for fostering holistic, positive youth development and resiliency throughout childhood and adolescence. The primary theoretical assumption undergirding all Thrive programming is that both what parents do (e.g., parenting practices) and how they do it (e.g., the affective quality of parenting interactions) are important for creating an optimally nurturing parent-child relationship and fostering subsequent positive child development outcomes. All programming within the Thrive Initiative focuses on child health promotion through positive parenting practices and parent and child stress management.

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