Do you need academic research to back up your grant proposal? Many Active Parenting programs have been selected for study by academics and other professionals. The results of those studies are available here.
Read and download our summary of 19 studies that span more than 30 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.
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.
Because of the similarities among Active Parenting programs—they are derived from the same original program (The Active Parenting Discussion Program, Popkin, 1983), use the same theoretical model, teach similar parenting skills, include specific tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs (TAOD), sexuality, and violence prevention information and training, and use a six-session video-based delivery system—research results showing evidence of effectiveness with one of the programs lends support for the other programs as well.
First Five Years is a new program and the national field testing is still under way. There are a number of ways that First Five Years currently qualifies as a research-based program:
Also see research for earlier editions of this program: Active Parenting Now, Active Parenting Today and Active Parenting Discussion Group.
Also see research for earlier editions of this program: Active Parenting Today and Active Parenting Discussion Group.
Also see research for editions of this program: Active Parenting Now and Active Parenting Discussion Group.
Also see research for editions of this program: Active Parenting Today and Active Parenting Now.
Research on Families in Action has been published in two academic journals:
This program was included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) as a legacy program. Click for details.
Families in Action is listed in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Model Programs Guide (MPG). Click here for details (the easiest way to find it is to click on “Alphabetical List”).
The Quality Assurance Protocol is a 40-page document containing the same instructions and handouts used when doing research on the Families in Action program. If you need to do research, or to run your program in strict compliance with the protocol, this packet is for you. Click here to download.