Resourceful Parents. Resilient Children. Ready Families.

The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State in partnership with the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy is implementing the THRIVE Initiative to empower parents as they nurture their children from the prenatal period until their children reach 18 years of age. The Initiative includes a series of face-to-face and online parenting programs and a range of online resources and interactive learning modules. Each THRIVE program guides parents in learning and using parenting and health promotion skills that are based on science. By supporting parents as they learn and practice effective strategies for raising healthy children, THRIVE fosters Resourceful Parents, Resilient Children, and Ready Families!

The initiative consists of four age-specific universal parenting programs: Take Root, Sprout, Grow, and Branch Out, and two targeted parenting programs for at-risk and high-needs populations: Take Root Home Visitation and Grow Selective