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, California organizations interested in starting a Parents Anonymous® program need to contact TaVia Wooley-Iles, Program Director, at or 909-575-4215.

Organizations outside of California wishing to implement Parents Anonymous® programs must contact the accredited organization in their state: or become accredited by Parents Anonymous® Inc.

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 and management; onsite consultation is available for a fee. Manuals and program materials are distributed for a fee. Parents Anonymous® Inc. operates, maintains, and trains staff to enter and produce reports from the program’s online national database system to collect and analyze confidential group and participant demographic and attendance data.

Fidelity Measures

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

Parents Anonymous® Inc. requires site visiting and administration of a validated Fidelity Tool at least once a year; for new programs, quarterly is preferred. There is a specific Site Visiting Tool for the Adult Group and the Children and Youth Program. 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 Parent Participants and Group Facilitators. Furthermore, a validated Outcome Measurement Tool is administered to all participants at least once a year.

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 TaVia Wooley-Iles, Program Director at or 909-575-4215.

Research on How to Implement the Program

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