Families in Action Research

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

Quality Assurance Protocol available for your program
The Quality Assurance Protocol is a 30-page document containing the same instructions and handouts used when doing research on the Families in Action program. It is available as a free download. Click here to download.

Questions? Our Educational Consultants are ready with answers. Call 1-800-825-0060 or email cservice@activeparenting.com.