This study identified effective components of parent training programs.
Using meta-analysis, the study focused on active approaches for building parenting skills—such as practice and modeling—that are most likely to improve key parent and child outcomes. 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 of Research and Evaluation
Jill Filene has more than 25 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 nearly 20 years of experience in child and family services with extensive knowledge in child welfare and protection and child and adolescent...
Alexandra Joraanstad, M.S.
Senior Research Associate
Alexandra Joraanstad has more than 10 years of experience conducting social science research and evaluation. Her work has primarily focused on home...