Draft report on Active Parenting of Teens
Northeastern Drug and Alcohol Prevention Resource Center
This report examined the statistical significance of the State
of South Dakotas Active Parenting of Teens pilot program.
Over a three-month period, trained instructors provided the Active
Parenting of Teens program to parents in Wanblee, St. Francis,
Sioux Falls, and Watertown. A total of 39 parents completed the
post-test measures, along with 34 controls. Pre-test information
was provided by 48 participants and 41 controls. Results reflected
statistical significance between control and participant groups
on pre-and post-tests on a number of variables. Analyses of covariance
were used to examine the increase/decrease in scores between pre-and
post-test measures. The pre-test values were used as the covariates.
In addition to showing differences in pre-and post-test measures,
the study also examined the profiles of parents and controls in
workshops, their diligence in completing family enrichment activities
and other assignments, their opinions of the course/training,
their recommendations for the program, and overall tendencies
and trends with regard to various aspects of the program.