KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

Parenting Assessment Raises Family Engagement

Posted by Phil Gordon on Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 05:44 PM

How could parenting assessment increase family engagement?  For many parents, the first point of contact to our Family Resource Centers are our Parent/Child Interactive (PCI) Groups.  Assessing parenting quality as part of the PCI Groups deepens staff understanding of the dyads’ parent-child interaction, which in turn points to specific areas for parenting improvement.  Providing assessment informs specific and detailed support and leads families involved in our PCI Play Groups to understand the potential value of services offered through the Family Resource Centers, which leads to increased parent engagement.  A very important, but unexpected observation.

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