Parent Education for Families Involved in Child Welfare
Includes resources on best practices in parent education for families involved in the child welfare system.
Resources for Parents Involved in Child Welfare
State Guides and Manuals
Links to 45 State publications for parents on the topic of child protection.
Assessing Parent Education Programs for Families Involved With Child Welfare Services: Evidence and Implications. Full Report (PDF - 521 KB)
Johnson, Stone, Lou, Ling, Claassen, & Austin (2006)
Provides outcome data generated from 70 of the most rigorously evaluated parenting education programs with families determined to be abusive, neglectful, or at risk of child maltreatment.
Evidence-Based Principles for Choosing Programs to Serve Parents in the Child Welfare System
Andrews, Bowers & McMillan (2013)
Administration in Social Work, 37(2)
Summarizes criteria and questions to ask when choosing a program. The research evidence about services to parents in the child welfare system reveals three core principles: the parenting program fits the child welfare system; demonstrates specific accountability; and supports parental efficacy through engagement, empowerment, and leadership.
Parent Training Program Holds Promise for a Child Welfare Population (PDF - 1,1475 KB)
Marcynyszyn, Maher, & Corwin (2012)
University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
CW360°: A Comprehensive Look at a Prevalent Child Welfare Issue
Shares results from a mixed-methods evaluation involving staff and 24 caregivers at two agencies in New York that used the Incredible Years (IY) and indicates that following the intervention, caregivers reported lower levels of stress, increased empathy toward their children, and more family and overall support. Implementation challenges and adaptations are discussed.
Relationships Between Stressors and Parenting Attitudes in a Child Welfare Parenting Program
Estefan, Coulter, VandeWeerd, Armstrong, & Gorski (2013)
Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22
Explores the family stressors in parents involved in the child welfare system who have been referred to an intensive therapeutic parenting program, and the relationship of those stressors to change in parenting attitudes.
Supporting Parents of Young Children in the Child Welfare System
Beckmann, Knitzer, & Cooper (2010)
Explores the challenges and opportunities of improving mandated parent training for parents of young children in the child welfare system.