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Active Parenting Research Studies

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.

Active Parenting 4th Edition listed on NREPP

NEW!Research for Cooperative Parenting and Divorce

This new research demonstrates that participation in Cooperative Parenting and Divorce classes has a positive effect on co-parenting skills and parent relationships.


Over 20 Years of Evidence: Active Parenting Works!

Summary
Read and download our new summary of 19 studies that span more than 20 years of Active Parenting history and provide strong scientific evidence of the efficacy of the Active Parenting model.

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


2006 Field Study Results
We recently completed an extensive field study of Active Parenting Now and Active Parenting of Teens, and the results are in!

Research Categorized by Program

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 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.

Click on a program name to see the research available for that program, or scroll down to see all research.

1234 Parents! / 1234 Padres!
Active Parenting 4th Edition

Also see research for earlier editions of this program:
Active Parenting Now
Active Parenting Today
Active Parenting Discussion Program

Active Parenting of Teens / Paternidad Activa de Adolescentes
Active Teaching
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce
Families in Action
Free the Horses
Padres Activos de Hoy
Parents on Board


1,2,3,4 Parents! / 1,2,3,4 Padres!

 

Active Parenting 4th Edition
Also see research for earlier editions of this program:
Active Parenting Now, Active Parenting Today and Active Parenting Discussion Group.

 


Active Parenting Now
Also see research for earlier editions of this program:
Active Parenting Today and Active Parenting Discussion Group.

 


Active Parenting Today
Also see research for earlier editions of this program:
Active Parenting Now and Active Parenting Discussion Group.

 


Active Parenting Discussion Program
Also see research for earlier editions of this program:
Active Parenting Today and Active Parenting Now.

 


Active Parenting of Teens / Paternidad Activa de Adolescentes

 


Active Teaching

 


Cooperative Parenting and Divorce

 
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Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action

Research on Families in Action has been published in two academic journals:

Implementation and Impact of a Family-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Program in Rural Communities - The Journal of Primary Prevention
Evaluation of a Family-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Program Targeted for the Middle School Years - The Journal of Drug Education

NREPP: SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
The Active Parenting model (including Active Parenting Now, Active Parenting of Teens, and Families in Action) has been listed by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Click here to find the complete NREPP review.
 

 

Listed in the OJJDP's Model Programs Guide (MPG)
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").

Listed in CrimeSolutions.gov
The Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action is listed. Click here for details.

Listed in CEBC
Listed in California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)

 

Quality Assurance Protocol available for your program
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 order.

 


 

Free the Horses

 


Padres Activos de Hoy

 


Parents on Board