Parenting Journey Program Evaluation

Client: Parenting Journey
Topic Areas: Children, youth, and families; Maternal and child health
Service: Participatory Evaluation

The Parenting Journey provides strengths-based programs to help parents and caregivers increase their confidence, capability, and resiliency. ICH partnered with the Parenting Journey to provide evaluation services for more than a decade.  Initially, ICH helped to develop an evaluation infrastructure though evaluation planning and tool development. ICH also developed and analyzed pre- and post-program surveys to determine if the Parenting Journey programs were achieving the intended outcomes. Additionally, ICH collaborated with Parenting Journey staff and the Greater Boston ABCD Head Start and Early Head Start centers to design and implement a quasi-experimental study of the core parenting program, called Parenting Journey I.  ICH analyzed the study data and co-authored a peer-reviewed paper so that the evidence-based program model can be replicated across the country.