What Does Evidence-Based Mean?
Evidence-based practices are becoming the requirement in corrections. Unfortunately, the term “evidence-based” has been claimed by many programs that do not in fact meet the criteria for evidence-based practices. Many parenting education and skills training interventions have been developed, but few have been tested in a scientifically rigorous fashion.Read more
The Parent Child Study, a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the effectiveness of the Parenting Inside Out program, was conducted beginning in the mid-2000’s. The study was funded through a $2.1 million grant awarded to the Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC) from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Additional funding central to the conduct of the study came from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, a prevention intervention research center grant from NIMH to OSLC, and from the state of Oregon.Read more
Children of Incarcerated Parents
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of individuals incarcerated in prisons and jails in the United Stateshad reached almost 1.6 million by the end of 2008. One in every 99 U.S.residents is in a prison or jail (PewCenter, 2008). One in every 31 Americans is incarcerated or on parole/probation (PewCenter, 2008).
Approximately, 10 million children nationwide have a parent who has been incarcerated. 2.3 million of those children, or roughly one child out of every 30, currently has a parent in state or federal prison.Read more
About Parenting Inside Out
The Parenting Inside Out® program is an evidence-based parenting skills training program developed for criminal justice involved parents. The prison version is appropriate for both incarcerated mothers and incarcerated fathers who are parenting from prison. The community version is appropriate for parents on parole or probation.
As part of a reentry program, Parenting Inside Out has a proven impact on reducing recidivism and criminal behavior while improving family relationships and parenting skills. Parenting Inside Out has helped thousands of parents rebuild their relationships with their children and families.