Common Sense Parenting (CSP)

Scientific Rating:
Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Common Sense Parenting (CSP) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are no pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Common Sense Parenting (CSP).

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Common Sense Parenting (CSP) as listed below:

Formal Support is available through Boys Town National Community Support Services (BTNCSS). Contact Susan Lamke, Director National Training, at or (531)355-1477 for more information.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Common Sense Parenting (CSP) as listed below:

There are objectively rated observation tools that serve as fidelity tools.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Common Sense Parenting (CSP) as listed below:

There is a trainer’s manual. Contact Laura Buddenburg of Boys Town via email at or (402) 498-1899 for more information, or check online at

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Common Sense Parenting (CSP) as listed below:

  • Mason, W. A., Fleming, C. B., Thompson, R. W., Haggerty, K. P., & Snyder, J. J. (2014). A framework for testing and promoting expanded dissemination of promising preventive interventions that are being implemented in community settings. Prevention Science, 15(5), 674-683. doi:10.1007/s11121-013-0409-3
  • Oats, R. G., Cross, W. F., Alex Mason, W., Casey-Goldstein, M., Thompson, R. W., Hanson, K., & Haggerty, K. P. (2014). Implementation assessment of widely used but understudied prevention programs: An illustration from the Common Sense Parenting trial. Evaluation and Program Planning, 44, 89-97.