Human Services

Attachment Parenting International Inc

  • Alpharetta, GA
  • http://www.attachmentparenting.org

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.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Parent Support Groups
  3. Outreach
  4. Parent Education
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

API offers a unique network of international parent support groups in addition to web-based information and support.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Samantha Gray

Keywords

Self-reported

parent support, parent education, family strengthening, healthy parenting, child abuse prevention, crime prevention, mental illness prevention, child development, shcool readiness, child mental health

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EIN

62-1574168

 Number

6707669802

Physical Address

1508 Clairmont Place

Nashville, TN 37215

Also Known As

API

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (F19)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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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.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

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.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Parent Support Groups

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.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 3

Outreach

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.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 4

Parent Education

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.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$100,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

API offers a unique network of international parent support groups in addition to web-based information and support.

Funding Needs

Operations and parent education launch.

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ATTACHMENT PARENTING INTERNATIONAL
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Attachment Parenting International Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Samantha Gray

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Janet Jendron

Attachment Parenting International

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