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Truly Valued of Sarasota Partners to Help Former Inmates Become the “Best Dad Ever”

| Suncoast Post Staff |

August 24, 2023 (Sarasota, FL): Truly Valued works to build positive relationships within families by providing parent nurturing education in the community.  Parents who complete the program gain skills to successfully reunite with their children following separation while incarcerated and learn to break cycles of abuse they likely experienced as a child.    

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A father named Sky who took the class proudly shared, “I gained so much knowledge that I feel like I am going to be the best dad my daughter could ever ask for.” He also learned, “children are delicate and need understanding over harmful disciplines.”

Results as of August 2023 include the following:

  • Success for Nurturing Families participants is defined by 70 % of participants showing improvement according to the Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI) as indicated through pre and post-tests.
  • 12 out of 16 (75%) participants achieved this target.
  • 70% of participants will show positive behavior changes in two or more of the three pillars of confidence, opportunities, and relationships.
  • 15 out of 16 (93%) participants achieved this target.

These results were made possible through the generous support from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. 

To learn more or to make a donation, visit Truly Valued

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About Truly Valued, Inc.

Truly Valued, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our goal is to create an environment of learning and explorational growth for at-risk youth to cultivate positive relationships and give back to their local community. Truly Valued, Inc. creates a mentor network partnership with local churches, schools, and various organizations to support youth development. Learn more at Truly Valued.

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation

The Charles and Margery Barancik family has long believed in the power of philanthropy to shape our world and enrich the lives of all people. It was the expression of this belief that led them in 2014 to establish Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—a private, family foundation located in Sarasota, Florida. Barancik Foundation creates initiatives and awards grants in Sarasota and beyond in the areas of education, humanitarian causes, arts and culture, the environment, and medical research. For more information, visit Barancik Foundation. 

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