Includes resources on best practices in parent education, tools for conducting parent education programs, and considerations in selecting parent education curricula for different target audiences. Also, features State and local examples.
Changing Children's World Foundation
Offers an International Child-Parent Development Program (ICDP), an evidence-based parenting program, which provides parent education and support.
Child Development Institute
Provides information and education to parents on topics such as child health, parenting, learning, and family activities to help parents be successful. The website promotes positive parent-child relationships.
Compendium of Parenting Interventions (PDF - 2,885 KB)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children & Families, Office of Head Start & the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (2015)
Organizes a listing of evidence-based parenting interventions for parents of young children. The resources are designed for early education staff, educators, parents, and others in the lives of children.
The Early Childhood Collaborative
Details about multiple projects, all aimed at providing evidence-based information and resources to strengthen families and help professionals enhance inclusive early care and education.
Family Strengthening and Parent Skills Training
National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion & Youth Violence Prevention
Outlines evidence-based parenting support and education programs offered to increase understanding of effective parenting and child development. Support from program staff is combined with peer-to-peer support from other parents, which helps to improve overall family functioning.
Kids Club & Moms Empowerment
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Highlights a parenting program that provides support to mothers by empowering them to discuss the impact of the violence on their child's development; to build parenting competence; to provide a safe place to discuss parenting fears and worries; and to build connections for the mother in the context of a supportive group. This intervention is aimed at improving mothers’ repertoire of parenting and disciplinary skills, and enhancing social and emotional adjustment, thereby reducing the children’s behavioral and adjustment difficulties.
Learn the Signs. Act Early
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Presents resources designed for parents, health care providers, and early childhood educators on developmental milestones from birth to age 5. Resources include factsheets, multimedia tools, and checklists.
The National Parenting Center
Offers scientific and research-based education on parenting at various stages and allows parents to access an expert panel for advice.
National Parenting Education Network (NPEN)
Organizes a group of parenting education professionals, researchers, program administrators, and others striving to build the field of parenting education by networking and making connections to move the field forward.
Works to mitigate and prevent adverse childhood experiences and build resilience in all parents, children, and youth by fostering the well-being of parents/caregivers, strengthening families, building strong communities, and achieving meaningful parent and youth leadership. The organization aims to improve programs, create meaningful policy change, and contribute to research and evaluation in the field.
The Parent Encouragement Program
Describes the Parent Encouragement Program that provides classes, events, and other educational resources to parents and all who care for children, toddlers through teens.
State and local examples
Alabama Parent Education Center
Provides services and supports to assist parents, particularly those who are underserved, including parents of color, low-income, and those raising children with disabilities. The organization provides parents with training, information, and support to help them become meaningful participants in their children's lives.
Center for Effective Parenting
Offers parenting resources to residents of Arkansas, including links to helpful websites, handouts, classes, and more. The site also includes a training institute for professionals provided by the Arkansas Home Visiting Network, which delivers classes and information for home visitors.
One Tough Job
Children's Trust of Massachusetts
Connects parents in Massachusetts and the surrounding area with parenting information and education, ideas, and resources. The organization also helps parents network with others who may have experienced similar parenting challenges and aids in finding local support organizations and programs that can help.
Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative
Supports the delivery of parenting education programs with a focus on programs for parents of children prenatal throughage 6. The goal is for all Oregon parents to have access to high-quality parenting education programs to support them in their critical role in raising children.
Parent Education Program SCAN of Northern Virginia
Details a parent education program that provides direct support, education, and resources to parents and caregivers across Northern Virginia to prevent child abuse and neglect in the community.
Parent Education & Support
Cape Cod Family Resource Center
Offers parenting support groups and evidence-based parenting classes to help parents understand their children's needs and make the job of parenting easier.