Research at North Dakota State University shows that NHA is an evidence-informed practice. Joel Hektner, Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science at North Dakota State University, describes his research study titled A Review of the Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting, An Evaluation of Its Theoretical and Empirical Foundations which was published in the peer review journal Family Process (April 2013).
NHA Advanced Trainer, Stacy Nielsen was awarded an MA from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2012 based on her thesis:
You’re Fun, You’re Funny, and You Dress Good! A Classroom Social Skills Intervention with a Nurtured Heart Touch and Its Effect on Prosocial Behavior and Motivation to Learn – explores the connections between NHA, Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports, and the instruction of social skills.
Masters in Public Health candidate, Elena Montaño-Rock of University of Arizona, has presented her Internship Report, titled:
Evaluate Data for the Nurtured Heart Approach in Preparation for Evidence-based Research . Montaño-Rock’s work gathers and synthesizes anecdotal data from eighteen sources that are implementing NHA, which were comprised of schools, mental health clinics, group home facilities, private clinicians, and parents.
Howard Glasser, Creator of NHA, published an article in a Best Practices Journal in the spring of 2000 outlining the impact of NHA in the realms of school outcomes, foster care & treatment, recidivism, cost effectiveness, among other considerations.
The Drugging of the American Boy, Esquire, Mar 27, 2014
The Drugging of the American Boy by Ryan D’Agostino, shares insight into NHA, with Howard Glasser as one of the contributors.