Providing evidence of effectiveness of our program work has become increasingly important to all of us. Funding sources often require it, and even when they don’t, we can agree that when we take time to evaluate what works and what doesn’t, we see improved results from our efforts to strengthen families and children. Active Parenting demonstrates its commitment to scientific rigor by providing access to our own studies published in peer reviewed journals, sharing other independent research on AP programs, and by offering the free use of our program evaluation surveys to leaders.
Read and download our summary of 19 studies that span more than 35 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.
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:
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. Preliminary findings are available now (see downloadable poster above), and we expect to have final results ready during the summer of 2019.
1, 2, 3, 4 Parents! is the 1996 edition of our parenting program for young children. It was replaced in 2016 by a new edition. If you are still using 1, 2, 3, 4 Parents!, this questionnaire can be used to measure the effectiveness of your parenting classes. It contains three scales: Parent Attitudes and Beliefs, Parent Observation of Child Behavior, and Parent Behavior.
Use this form to collect information from parents about what they liked and what needs improvement in your classes. Click to download a Word file that can be customized to meet your needs.