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Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $300,000)

Parents Anonymous, Inc., is a national child abuse prevention program dedicated to family strengthening in partnership with local communities. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the implementation and effectiveness of the Parents Anonymous program in preventing and treating child abuse and neglect through a cooperative agreement. The National Council on Crime and Delinquency is conducting this evaluation in two phases. Phase I is a process evaluation that is investigated how the theoretical premises, principles, best practices, and model of Parents Anonymous are operationalized in a sample of programs selected by the evaluator. The process evaluation resulted in an in-depth understanding of why parents seek help, how the program tries to help parents change, what factors influence initial and continued involvement in the program, and other relevant issues. Phase II will present a preliminary approach to conducting the outcome evaluation in the selected programs. This will include a detailed discussion of the overall design of the outcome evaluation and include methods for selecting programs and comparison groups, designing and testing data collection instruments, and collecting and analyzing data. This phase of the evaluation is currently underway.


Date Created: September 29, 2000