Adventures in Parenting

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Principal investigators: John G. Borkowski, Shannon S. C. Bert, University of Oklahoma, and Jaelyn R. Farris, University of Notre Dame

The Adventures in Parenting study was funded by Administration for Children and Families (90XP0056-01) and designed to assess a variety of approaches to disseminating and translating empirical information to parents of young children. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three intervention conditions: participants in the “booklet condition” received the Adventures in Parenting booklet; participants in the “face-to-face condition” were invited to attend 12 parent education sessions based on the booklet; and participants in the “web-based condition” were invited to access 12 web-based education sessions.

Self-report data were gathered at an initial assessment and again at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after the initial visit. After the first interview, Self-report measures administered at all assessments were designed to assess whether the Adventures in Parenting booklet and/or supplemental intervention improved participants’ knowledge of RPM3 principles as well as a variety of other topics such as whether engagement in the intervention was related to changes in knowledge of RPM3 principles and whether individual difference variables could account for variations in treatment gains.

This project is not recruiting new participants. Data collection is complete and analyses are underway.

For additional information, please contact Jaelyn Farris at

Bert, S. C., Farris, J. R., & Borkowski, J. G. (2008). Parent training: Implementation strategies for “Adventures in Parenting.” Journal of Primary Prevention, 29, 243-261.