Evidence of Effectiveness and Measurement Tools

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Providing evidence of effectiveness of our program work has become increasingly important to all of us. Funding sources often require it, and even when they don’t, we can agree that when we take time to evaluate what works and what doesn’t, we see improved results from our efforts to strengthen families and children. Active Parenting demonstrates its commitment to scientific rigor by providing access to our own studies published in peer reviewed journals, sharing other independent research on AP programs, and by offering the free use of our program evaluation surveys to leaders.

Over 35 Years of Evidence: Active Parenting Works!


Read and download our summary of 19 studies that span more than 35 years of Active Parenting history and provide strong scientific evidence of the efficacy of the Active Parenting model.


Click here to read abstracts of all the studies in the Active Parenting evidence base.

2006 Field Study Results

We have completed an extensive national field study of Active Parenting and Active Parenting of Teens providing evidence of effectiveness for these research-based programs.

Research results

Click on the titles to view research conducted on our first edition of the Cooperative Coparenting program.

Measurement tools

Parent Survey for your Cooperative Coparenting through Separation or Divorce class

Have parents take the Cooperative Coparenting through Separation or Divorce (CoCo) survey before taking the course and then again after the eighth and final session and compare the results to see whether parents have improved during the course. Use the “Interpreting your CoCo SurveyResults” instruction sheet to measure the results.

Active Parenting Class Evaluation Form
(can be used for any Active Parenting class)

Use this form to collect information from parents about what they liked and what needs improvement in your classes. Click to download a Word file that can be customized to meet your needs.