Active Parenting: First Five Years of parenting program
Research and research tools
• FAQ •
Q. How is Active Parenting: First Five
Years (FFY) a research-based parenting curriculum?
A. Even though FFY is a new program and the national field testing
is still underway, there are a number of ways that FFY currently
qualifies as a research-based program:
It is the revision of the 1,2,3,4 Parents!
program that showed significant positive outcomes in a study
by Donna G Knauth, Ph.D., RNC, of Rutgers, The State University
of New Jersey College of Nursing: "The Effect of a Family-of-Origin
Genogram and Parenting Intervention on Adolescent Mothers' Level
of Differentiation of Self and Parenting Attitudes." (Click here for the abstract of that
Like 1,2,3,4 Parents!, FFY is based
on the Active Parenting family of programs and uses the Active
Parenting model. There are over 20 studies showing evidence of
effectiveness for these programs and listings on NREPP and other
lists of evidence-based programs.
Active Parenting author Dr. Michael Popkin
teamed with three experts in child development at Oklahoma State
University in developing FFY to make sure that the latest research
in child development and safety were included in the program.
Q. When do you expect that the curriculum
would be considered a fully research-based curriculum?
A. We are currently working with the same team of researchers
at Oklahoma State University (OSU) to conduct a nationwide research
study to provide ongoing evidence of effectiveness using the
most rigorous research methods. We expect to have the first wave
of results ready within a year (spring 2018).
Q. How can our agency participate in the
research project for this curriculum? We are interested in receiving
information on how we may be a pilot research program.
A. Most funding sources do allow time for users of promising
new programs to collect evidence of effectiveness locally while
awaiting national studies to be completed. We have made it easy
for you to do this in two ways:
We will provide all participants in the national
study with the measurement tools to collect pre- and post-test
data free of charge.
In addition, OSU will provide statistical
analysis of your own data for your local funders, as well as
a copy of the national data when it is complete.
Makes it easy to offer a series
of 4 short parenting classes.
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