Includes resources on best practices in parent education for families involved in the child welfare system.
Common Components of Parenting Programs for Children Birth to EightYears of Age Involved With Child Welfare Services
Barth & Liggett-Creel (2014)
Children and Youth Services Review, 40
Reviews the effectiveness of parent training programs and prominent parenting intervention models for children ages zero to 3 and 4 to 8. The research related to parenting interventions indicates that some interventions have limited evidence behind their effectiveness and further research is needed.
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.
Kansas Intensive Permanency Project (KIPP) Program Manual
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare & Kansas Department of Children and Families (2016)
Examines KIPP's implementation process by sharing reflections, lessons learned, and practical implementation experiences. This manual can assist others in replicating KIPP or implementing similar programs tailored to their local communities.
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.
Permanency Outcomes for Toddlers in Child Welfare Two Years After a Randomized Trial of a Parenting Intervention
Spieker, Oxford, & Fleming, (2014)
Children and Youth Services Review, 44
Reports on child welfare outcomes of a community-based, randomized control trial of Promoting First Relationships, a 10-week relationship-based home visiting program, on stability of children's placements and permanency status 2 years after enrollment into the study; includes findings and a discussion.
Retention in a Parenting Intervention Among Parents Involved With the Child Welfare System
McWey, Holtrop, Wojciak, & Claridge (2015)
Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(12)
Presents findings from a study aimed at understanding risk factors associated with retention in a 10-week, evidence-based parenting intervention for families involved with the child welfare system. The paper provides background on the purpose of parenting interventions as they relate to case planning activities.