Universal Parenting Place

The Universal Parenting Place initiative is a collaborative effort led by Knowledge Quest and Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women in partnership with the ACE Center of Shelby County. The centers apply a relationship-based model that works in tandem with existing community resources to support the families of Shelby County. UPP’s vision is based on the work of international speaker Robin Karr-Morse, author of “Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease” and “Ghosts from the Nursery,” and founder of the Parenting Institute based in Portland, Oregon.

UPPs provide parents with access to professional resources for addressing behavioral challenges at the earliest possible point in their children’s development. This effort hopes to serve as a national model, with UPPs dotted across the country.

To learn more about Shelby County's UPP locations and service offerings, please visit the website at http://www.shelbycountyupp.com/