KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

Challenges for Parenting Programs in Closing the Parenting Divide

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

In the US we have been fighting to close the achievement gap of children living in disadvantaged circumstances since Lyndon Johnson declared the War on Poverty 50 years ago.  Efforts to close the gap have advanced from many angles – economic, housing, nutrition, crime prevention and education.  Research on early intervention programs, such as the Perry Preschool and the Chicago Child-Parent Center, have proven the long-term benefits of comprehensive services to young children (birth to 5 years), their families and communities.  Yet, we still haven’t solved the problem.  

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Tags: Parenting Assessment, parenting outcomes, achievement gap, parenting divide, DANCE