Parents Anonymous®

Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Parents Anonymous® 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 Parents Anonymous® as listed below:

A tool is used to assist the organization in determining their readiness, but it is not publicly available. Contact Parents Anonymous® Inc. to arrange an initial telephone call to discuss your organization’s readiness, organizational capacity, and resources to support the Parents Anonymous® program.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Parents Anonymous® as listed below:

Parents Anonymous® Inc. is responsible for all training, coaching, consultation, and technical assistance to implement Parents Anonymous® Programs worldwide.

After reviewing the information at, all organizations should contact Dr. Lisa Pion-Berlin at or 909-575-4211.

Organizations must complete an online application demonstrating their commitment and capacity to meet National Benchmarks and Program Standards.

Parents Anonymous® Inc. staff provides coaching and support throughout all stages of program implementation, management and evaluation; Online National Database; Outcome Surveys and Programs and Outreach Materials are available for an annual fee. consultation is available for a fee. 

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Parents Anonymous® as listed below:

Parents Anonymous® Inc. requires site visiting and administration of validated Fidelity Tools at least once a year; for new programs, quarterly is preferred. There are specific Site Visiting Tools for the Adult Group and the Children and Youth Groups. Parents Anonymous® Inc. ensures fidelity through the administration, analysis and reports of all essential components of the Parents Anonymous® program utilizing the Group Fidelity Tools for Site Visitor, Parent Participants and Adult, Children, and Youth Group Facilitators. Furthermore, a validated Outcome Measurement Tool is administered to all participants their first time at Parents Anonymous® and every 3 months thereafter. 

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Parents Anonymous® as listed below:

An operations manual, tool kits, and program implementation materials are available for accredited organizations. Contact Dr. Lisa Pion-Berlin at or 909-575-4211.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Parents Anonymous®.