Brief Program Summary: Parenting education is the provision of structured, parenting skill
development experiences. Education regarding parenting, discipline and child development is a
means to provide parents whose children are “at risk” or have been abused or neglected with
tools to assist them in the lifelong task of disciplining, understanding, and loving their children.
Family-centered parent training programs include family skills training and family activities to help
children and parents take advantage of concrete social supports. A combination of individual and
group parent training is the most effective approach when building skills that emphasize social
connections and parents’ ability to access social supports. However, the individual approach is
most effective when serving families in need of specific or tailored services.
Success Metrics: • Outcome Measure: 75% of the parents referred to program will complete
• Outcome Measure: 90% of the parents completing the program will show a demonstrated
increase in skills during the in home post-program
• Outcome Measure: 67% of families that have a child in substitute care prior to the initiation
of service will be reunited by closure of the service provision period.
• Outcome Measure: 90% of the individuals/families will not be the subjects of a new
investigation resulting in the assignment of a status of
‘substantiated’ abuse or neglect throughout the service provision period.
• Outcome Measure: 90% of the individuals/families that were intact prior to the initiation of
services will remain intact throughout the service provision period.