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 or parents with a history of substance abuse or involvement with the child welfare system.

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.

Parenting Inside Out has been reviewed by SAMSHA and appears on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). It is the highest rated evidence-based parenting program developed specifically for incarcerated and criminal justice involved parents.

The second edition of Parenting Inside Out was published in September 2017 and reflects both new research in trauma-informed interventions and gender-responsive interventions. In addition, it covers parenting topics such as bullying, cyber safety, and age-appropriate media use that have become important in the last several years.