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Family Resilience Program Study Reveals Sustained Impact

Friday, 12 April 2013

CorStone's Family Resilience Program (FRP) has gotten off to a strong start this spring with nearly 50 low-income Latino parents with children ages 0-5 enrolled in the program. Held at Venetia Valley Elementary, San Pedro Elementary, and Coleman Elementary, in San Rafael, CA, the program is conducted in Spanish, blending parenting skill-building and resilience training for parents of young children using the Attitudinal Healing facilitation style.

While the FRP has consistently shown impact on parents' optimism, parenting knowledge, and parenting satisfaction, this marks the first time in the four years of the program's history that funds have been available to conduct a follow-up evaluation.

Results showed that the FRP has sustained, significant impact on parenting knowledge and parenting satisfaction, even six months after the end of the program, compared with a control group of parents who had never received any parenting training.

In fact, parenting knowledge even improved during the six months after the program had ended, suggesting that the FRP had given parents not only factual knowledge, but also the motivation and the tools to keep learning after the groups ended.

CorStone has been invited by the International Positive Psychology Association to present these exciting findings at the World Congress in Los Angeles in June 2013. In the meantime, additional impact assessments continue as the current groups progress.