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ATTACHMENT PARENTING INTERNATIONAL INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/07/2013: ATTACHMENT PARENTING INTERNATIONAL INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: ATTACHMENT PARENTING INTERNATIONAL

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AKA  API
Alpharetta, GA
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ATTACHMENT PARENTING INTERNATIONAL INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/07/2013: ATTACHMENT PARENTING INTERNATIONAL INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: ATTACHMENT PARENTING INTERNATIONAL

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Also Known As: API
Physical Address: Alpharetta, GA 30023 
EIN: 62-1574168
Web URL: www.attachmentparenting.org 
Blog URL: attachmentparenting.org/blog/ 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P40 Family Services
F Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
F19 Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
P Human Services
P99 Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
Ruling Year: 1995 
How This Organization Is Funded: Individual donors
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Mission Statement

To educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful and empathic children in order to strengthen families and create a more compassionate world.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2008
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2009

Total Revenue $415,401
Total Expenses $400,965

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2009

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Samantha Gray

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Since Apr 2008

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Programs

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Program Description:

Currently, our primary operating program is the affiliation and coordination of Attachment Parenting Support Groups around the world. Our groups are being facilitated by husband and wife teams, mothers, social workers, or childbirth or parenting educators. The focus of these groups is to educate parents and potential parents in the critical emotional and psychological needs of infants and young children. Research has shown that parent support groups are most effective in reducing child abuse and neglect. Our primary objective is to help parents build strong emotional connections with their children. Those strong connections act like a vaccine to prevent a host of behavior and mental disorders in school or later in life. We encourage the active participation of fathers in the groups.

Program Long-Term Success:

API has 80 affiliated Attachment Parenting support groups in ten countries and growing!

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Program: Parent Support Groups (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$50,000
Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

API is one of the only organizations to accredit, provide materials, support and enable volunteer parent leaders to facilitate free, regular Parent Support Group meetings in their area.    API's Parent Support Groups are a unique in that they combine formal information exchange, facilitated parenting problem-solving and the social benefits that are prevalent and sought after in informal moms and play groups.    Information and support provided by the accredited leaders is based on API's Eight Principles of Parenting which are rooted in developmental and attachment research as well as more recent neuroscience.  The Principles promote healthy social, emotional and psychological development in children through nurturing and attuned relationships with their parents and caregivers.

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Budget:
$100,000
Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

API collects, assembles and disseminates to multiple constituents over multiple channels, development, attachment and other related research and information that demonstrates "best practices" for parents and caregivers to promote healthy social, emotional and psychological development with their children through nurturing relationships.   API reaches parents and professionals through a variety of web-based and print products and offerings.

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Program: Parent Education (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$100,000
Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Development of curriculum, training materials and class structures for offering formal parenting classes based on API's research-based Eight Principles of Parenting promoting healthy parent-child relationships that underpins appropriate social, emotional and psychological child development.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

API has doubled its online reach and will double its amount of Leaders. API reaches more families than ever, now in its 18th year of service. Families report foregoing physical punishment and shaming of children, increased communication and understanding, confidence in parenting their infants and children, a feeling of support for the parenting, as well as desire to help others by volunteering. The impact is far reaching as these children grow with respectful treatment and experience empathy, confidence, and interdependence, and begin to pass it on.
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