What is the Nurture Science Program?
The Nurture Science Program’s mission is to develop, test, and promote nurture-based therapies, rooted in rigorous scientific research on emotional connection and co-regulation, to help families everywhere use the healing power of nurture to address and prevent emotional, behavioral, and developmental difficulties.
The Nurture Science Program team includes diverse, world-class professionals among many disciplines, all dedicated to helping children and parents. The team brings a multidisciplinary approach to developing, testing, and promoting nurture-based care – rooted in rigorous research – to help families establish and maintain emotional connection.
The Nurture Science Program’s work is based on emotional connection. This newly identified construct describes a mutually positive nurturing relationship between parent and child that is crucial to modulating and regulating emotions, learning, and behavior.