The US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families has launched a package of new resources for States, schools, and early childhood programs that make it easier to find and implement parenting interventions that have a research base and are responsive to families’ and communities’ needs. The package includes:
Compendium of Parenting Interventions: The Compendium profiles parenting interventions for families of children birth to age five that are research-based. It includes information on the cost, training requirements, duration, and intended outcomes of each intervention. The document also reviews the research base for each intervention.
Implementing Parenting Interventions in Early Care and Education Settings: A Guidebook for Implementation: The Guidebook outlines the steps to successfully implement a parenting intervention in an early childhood program, including how to assess an organization’s readiness, assess families’ needs, choose the appropriate intervention, carry out an intervention, and evaluate progress.
These resources are a continuation of the AC&F focus on supporting early childhood programs, so they can better partner with families. You are encouraged to check out their resources on parenting, and family engagement and wellness more broadly, at Parent, Family and Community Engagement.