Training Opportunities

Training and Capacity Building

Family Nurturing Center (FNC) is the nationally recognized training and technical assistance provider in Massachusetts for the Nurturing Parenting Program® curriculum. FNC provides training and mentoring in the Nurturing Philosophy to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and other agencies and individuals in Boston and statewide. 

Multiple three-day trainings in the Developing Nurturing Families and Communities Basic Skills Training are offered throughout the year and in several regions of Massachusetts.

For more information, contact Sue Parker: or 617-474-1143 x236. 

Nurturing Fathers’ Program Training

FNC has also been designated as a State Training and Resource Affiliate for the Nurturing Fathers’ Program. The three-day training is comparable to the Developing Nurturing Families and Communities Basic Skills Training. It covers the program philosophy, theory and research, and demonstrates activities from the Nurturing Fathers’ curriculum. 

For further information, contact John O’Neil: or 617-474-1143 x251; or LaWaun Curry: or 617-474-1143 x231.

Training of Trainers

This training is open only to people with five years’ experience with facilitating Nurturing Programs who desire to be a nationally recognized Trainer/Consultant with Family Nurturing Centers.  It is a three-day training limited to 6-8 people. Recognition is granted by the national Family Nurturing Center. Please see their training webpage for details.

To learn more or to inquire about eligibility requirements, contact Sue Parker: or 617-474-1143 x236. 

Please see our Nurturing Program Training Calendar for all training dates.