This study identified effective components of parent training programs.
It focused on active approaches for building parenting skills—such as practice and modeling—that are most likely to improve key parent and child outcomes.
To conduct the meta-analysis, staff searched databases including PsycINFO, MEDLINE, ERIC, Psychological Abstracts, and Social Work for published studies of training programs for families with children from birth to age 7. They abstracted and synthesized data on program components, participants, evaluation design, outcome measures, and results.
Jill Filene, M.P.H.
Executive Vice President
Jill Filene has more than 15 years of experience in applied research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. Her areas of expertise include home...
Patrice Cachat, M.S.W.
Patrice Cachat has more than 17 years of experience in child and family services with extensive knowledge in child welfare and protection and child and adolescent...
Alexandra Joraanstad, M.S.
Alexandra Joraanstad has 8 years of experience conducting social services evaluation research, with a focus on programs serving parents and children from...