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Assessing Healthy Families America’s Parenting Outcomes

Posted by Phil Gordon on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 04:16 PM

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Prevent Child Abuse America is one of the leaders in working to reduce child abuse and neglect.  Their Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign does much to raise awareness.  In this post we will focus on Healthy Families America, one of six departments of Prevent Child Abuse America.  We first became associated with Healthy Families America through Healthy Families Virginia. While we were still working on the validation of the Keys to Interactive Parenting Scale (KIPS), Healthy Families Virginia asked to see the preliminary work. As they reviewed our approach to assessing parenting, they found a great fit with the Healthy Families Virginia program, and requested training to certify their staff right away.  In 2004 Healthy Families Virginia began assessing parenting using KIPS.  Eleven Healthy Families Virginia sites went even further and collaborated on the validation of the parenting assessment.   

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Tags: Parenting Assessment, assessing parenting, Healthy Families America, Prevent Child Abuse