ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids program evaluated

Parents participating in this program improved their positive parenting and conflict management skills

Funded by a $585,790 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte conducted an independent national evaluation study of the Violence Prevention Office’s ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids program.  Findings suggest that participating parents improved their positive parenting and conflict management skills and decreased the use of harsh discipline.

Marking its 10th year, APA's ACT Program is now in 40 communities in 19 states.