Nurtured Heart Approach

RRVJC is proud to have implemented the Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) into the philosophy of how we care for the juveniles in our facility.

Below is a Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach

"The Nurtured Heart Approach is more than just a parenting or educator behavior management strategy It is a philosophy for creating healthy relationships with the people in your life. Originally created by Howard Glasser in 1992, NHA is being successfully implemented through families, classrooms, foster care, health care professionals, social workers and criminal justice organizations that are seeking successful, early intervention techniques. 
The Nurtured Heart Approach consists of a set of strategies that assists children in further developing their self-regulation and has been found effective with children of all ages. It focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves, their caregivers and the world around them. Children learn to understand that they will receive endless amounts of praise, energy, recognition and reward through the positive behavior they display and this supports children to build a positive portfolio of themselves, which we call "inner Wealth."
NHA embraces The 3 Stands, that when committed to, become a powerful means of transforming children:
Absolutely No!
I refuse to give my time, energy and relationships to negative behavior. I will save my time and energy for searching for success.
Absolutely Yes!
I will relentlessly and strategically pull the child into new patterns of success. I will constantly recognize the success and achievemetn that children are displaying to present them with clear evidence of their value and how great they are.
Absolutely Clear!
I will have clear and consistent consequences for children when a rule has been broken. "
Copyright: Howard Glasser 2015