A Unique Support Group Helps Parents of Children in Foster Care

August 9, 2022 | by Sara Tiano | The Imprint

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Parents Anonymous, a nationwide network serving parents who face mental health challenges, substance use, and domestic violence is one of just five programs designated by a federal review panel as an evidence-based path to improving child safety. Learn more about Parents Anonymous in this article, which cites the recent Evident Change study that showed encouraging reductions in child abuse and maltreatment outcomes for Parents Anonymous participants in two southern California counties.  

A summary of the study can be found on our website. You can also watch a recording of a webinar discussion of the study.

Pictured: Evident Change senior researcher Dr. Cynthia Burnson, who led the study. Co-authors include Sarah Covington, Bertha Arvizo, Jun Qiao, and Dr. Elizabeth Harris (Arizona State University).