Supported Parenting- Shelby Co.

About the Program

Shelby County Project Enrich Supported Parenting Classes are held each Tuesday at the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities and funded by a Tennessee Child Abuse Prevention Grant. The Adult Parent class is held Tuesday Morning from 9:30-11am and the Teen Parent Class is Tuesday 3:30-5:00pm. The program is tailored for parents or expectant parents who have Intellectual Disabilities or Limited Learning. Participants are provided with bus passes, light snacks and children are welcome to attend if the parent does not have childcare. The program utilizes Dr. Stephen Bavolek's evidence based "Nurturing Parenting" curriculum and consists of 12 sessions ranging in topics from Safety to Alternatives to Spanking. Each parent is given a pre and post assessment to provide insight into the parent's progress. We strive to give this parent population a fair chance to parent while giving them the skills to raise a healthy child.

Forms and Links

The following documents are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader, which is a free download.

Contact information

Ashley L. Annestedt, LMSW
University of Tennessee
Boling Center for
Developmental Disabilities
Social Worker
Supreme Court Rule 31
Family Mediator
Phone: (901)448-6670
Fax: (901)448-7097
annested@uthsc.edu
711 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105