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Evaluation Study Update

Parenting Journey

As you may remember from our last newsletter, this past September Parenting Journey launched an evaluation study as part of our ongoing effort to measure the effectiveness of our strength-based model. Over the course of the 12-week Parenting Journey program, we collected data from both active participants and a control group (individuals closely resembling those in our groups but who were not enrolled in the Parenting Journey program at the time of the study). Over 150 parents participated in our fall evaluation efforts, and additional individuals will be engaged for further data collection when we begin groups again in January 2017.

We would like to recognize our partners at ABCD Head Start & Children’s Services — and in particular the outstanding Family and Community Engagement team members who joined with our staff to lead Parenting Journey groups at seven of their sites around Boston.

We will keep you updated on the progress of this evaluation and look forward to sharing the results with you in the coming year. For further information regarding this evaluation study or to find out how your organization can utilize the Parenting Journey Scale to evaluation the program at your site, contact Hannah Collins at or 617-628-8815.