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Nurtured Heart Approach®



St. Francis School utilizes the Nurtured Heart Approach®. Developed by family therapist, Howard Glasser to work with intense children, this social-emotional framework offers strategies to forge positive transformation in behavior and emotional regulation. Utilizing the intentional direction of emotional energy, caregivers apply the Three Stands (Absolutely No, Absolutely Yes, and Absolute Clarity) to build Inner Wealth in children.


Video about NHA:



Our commitment to Nurtured Heart is further supported by:

Jim Parker, Certified Advanced Trainer, Upper Middle School
Karla Dunda, Certified Trainer, Elementary School
Paige Shehan, Certified Trainer, Lower Middle School
Lisa Dreher, Certified Trainer & Parent Liaison


In order to make NHA accessible to our families, Lisa will offer free one-hour introductory sessions, as well as discounted rates for the full day and 6-week workshops. Should you be interested in getting more information about NHA, please register via the link below, no later than 3 days prior to the event, as space will be limited.


NHA Monthly Tune-up:
Final free session for the Winter/Spring Semester.  Additional sessions will be added for a small fee as schedule permits.
Sign-up Tuesday, 2/13 8:30-10am SFS Cafeteria
2018 NHA Classes Offerings:
Additional discounts on registration are available for parents wishing to retake the class to fine-tune their skills. 
REGISTER  Full Day Overview/ Implementation:  2/6 8:30 - 5:00pm FULL DAY Training CAFETERIA 
REGISTER  Overview/ Implementation (Three, evening sessions)Tuesdays: 3/20, 3/27, 4/3 6:15-8:30pm Library
Questions about classes or NHA? Contact Lisa via email.