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Evidence and Evaluation Resources
Parenting Matters: Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8, assesses the research on parenting and strategies for supporting parenting with recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents, July 2016.
Compendium of Parenting Interventions for families with children to age 5 includes: research base, cost, training requirements, duration, and intended outcomes, September 2015.
Implementing Parenting Interventions in Early Care and Education Settings: A Guidebook for Implementation includes how to assess organizational readiness and families’ needs, choosing interventions, and evaluation, September 2015.
Use of Research Evidence: Building Two-Way Streets A Children's Bureau video, with accompanying PDF transcript, explores new ways of thinking and steps to close the gap between research and practice, June 2014.
Creating a New Narrative: Collaborative and Effective Evaluation in Tribal Communities This Children's Bureau video, with accompanying PDF transcript, introduces a vision for the future of Tribal child welfare evaluation and a guide for developing culturally and scientifically rigorous evaluation, based on a workgroup of experts, June 2014.
Attachment Parenting International provides information for professionals and parents that help children develop secure attachments.
SAMHSA's Nation Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices are aimed at substance abuse and mental health interventions, and include parenting programs.
Resources in Parenting Education: Curricula Chart of evidence-based and commonly used group parenting education curricula, published January 2010.
Effective Parenting Education Programs A summary report from Cornell Cooperative Extension about elements of effective programs.
What Works for Whom: Promising Practices in Parenting Education Report from Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs, 2008
Protective Factors Survey, pre-post evaluation tool from FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention.
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-based Child Abuse Prevention Evaluation Logic Model Builder.
Best Practices for Parent Education Programs Seeking to Prevent Child Abuse, by Lisa C. Shannon, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service.
Parent Training Programs: Insight for Practitioners, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; 2009.
- Zero To Three's National Parent Survey Report offers key insights to understanding parents - largely Millennials and Gen-X mothers and fathers - from a wide range of backgrounds; 2016.
- Parenting Education And Outreach: Findings from NPEN's National Survey in the Field reports on the results of the National Parenting Education Network (NPEN)'s 2015 survey.
- Child Welfare's Family Engagement Inventory website assists multidisciplinary professionals in exploring family engagement.
- Engaging Families in Prekindergarten through 3rd Grade: Building a Strong Foundation for the Common Core Learning Standards provides research-based practical guidance to help young learners gain the foundational skills necessary to reach the Common Core Learning Standards, 2015.
Funding and Policy Resources
- Reimbursement for Parenting Education Services to Promote Family Health and Wellbeing - Paper; 2016.
- Perceptions of Parenting: Mapping the Gaps between Expert and Public Understandings of Effective Parenting in Australia - Frameworks Research Report; 2016.
- Are the Children Well? A Model and Recommendations for Promoting the Mental Wellness of the Nation's Young People - Summary
- Are the Children Well? A Model and Recommendations for Promoting the Mental Wellness of the Nation's Young People - Full Report
- Alliance for Justice: Advocacy for Non-Profits
- Child Welfare Information Gateway Issue Brief on Parent Education
- Families First 2007 Parenting Education Summit White Paper
- National Parenting Education Network (NPEN)
- New York State Assembly: Grants Action News
- Parent Education and Public Policy: A Conference Report
- Core Meaning of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors provides examples that help to define each of the five protective factors.
- Strengthening Families is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths based on engaging families in building five protective factors.
- Strengthening Families - Online Training offered by the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds supports implementation of the Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings.
Work Group Reports
- How NYSPEP uses the term "evidenced-based"
- 2008 Survey Report Parenting educators' use of evidence and evaluation in their programs
- 2010 Assesment Executive Summary Barriers, needs, and gaps in accessing parenting education
- 2010 Survey of Providers Barriers, needs and gaps from parenting educators' point of view
- 2010 Parent Focus Groups Barriers, needs, and gaps from parents' point of view, full report on