Parenting through Change (PTC)

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

Additional Implementation Resources

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

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Parenting through Change (PTC) as listed below:

Implementation Sciences International, Inc. (ISII) is a non-profit affiliate of the Oregon Social Learning Center and oversees the implementation of PTC. Readiness checklists are tailored for various types of implementations. Additionally, there is an FAQ document that assists interested organizations in determining if PTC is a good fit. Prior to the start of training, the ISII team may conduct on-site visits with agency leaders and supervisors to provide a brief overview of PTC, the research basis, and intervention components. The purpose is to advise about requirements and to ensure agency readiness (i.e., candidate recruitment, agency agreement on the components necessary for sustainability).

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Parenting through Change (PTC) as listed below:

Laura Rains, the Director of Implementation and Training at Implementation Sciences International, Inc (ISII), within the Oregon social Learning Center, designs the training programs and infrastructure protocol, as well as provides training, coaching, and coordination for implementation projects. Additionally, she leads a team of trainers and consultants who are available to provide support for all implementation objectives. The ISII website (www.isii.net) provides individual descriptions and roles for staff, mentors, and associates.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Parenting through Change (PTC) as listed below:

Competent adherence to PTC is assessed with the Fidelity of Implementation Rating System (FIMP). FIMP ratings are made by reliable certified PTC specialists and assess the intervention as delivered in parent groups. Ratings are based on direct observation of segments of sessions based on core parenting components and evaluate five theoretically relevant categories (i.e., knowledge, structure, teaching, process skills, and overall development). Procedures, definitions of core parenting practices, and the rating scale are described in a manual. Please contact the program representative for more information.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Parenting through Change (PTC) as listed below:

Manuals are required for implementation and are provided to those who receive training in PTC (provided at workshops). Additionally, manuals are provided to clinicians who go through training to become PTC Trainers.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Parenting through Change (PTC).