About Parenting 4 Non Violence

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Parenting for Nonviolence (P4NV) is a non-profit 501(c)(3)  organization incorporated in Illinois, September 12, 2012.  Our mission is to educate and support parents to raise their children in emotionally healthy ways so that their children can thrive personally, socially, and academically.

Parenting for Non-Violence (P4NV) began building community capacity for violence prevention in metropolitan Chicago in April 2010.   Parenting education organizations with evidence – based curriculums in support of the mission of violence prevention were researched.  Active Parenting Publishers and 24/7 DAD were chosen as the primary provider due to the diversity and quality of their programs.  Various communities were contacted to determine interest, which was immediate and positive.

As of December 2019, P4NV has provided parenting skills training to over 1850 families resulting in over 4,625 children nurtured, supported and protected within a safe and stable home and community environment. P4NV has provide workshops in the communities of Auburn-Gresham,  Back of the Yards, Berwyn, Chatham, East Garfield Park, Englewood, West  Englewood, Near Westside, Maywood, North Lawndale, Roseland, Ukrainian Village, Washington Park and Wicker Park.

The P4NV establishes partnerships with requesting sites. The sites identify individuals with potential to become facilitators and leaders; most of our facilitators come from the local community are an important and unique component of the program as they understand and better relate to the attendees.    Additionally, the sites provide the space, utilities, childcare providers, technology and meals.  P4NV provides ongoing support in the form of additional leader training and mentoring, continued collaboration with host sites, stipends for facilitators, and childcare providers, marketing materials and parent guides.  This unique partnership has been designed, not only to provide parent attendees with new skills, but develop leaders in the community which strengthen the community, and provide outreach and welcome to their neighbors.

 Independent of the relationship with individual sites, the role of P4NV is to continue to expand its workshops to additional sites, by responding to requests as awareness of the program spreads and by inquiring about potential interest in areas that are identified as being in most need.