About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Parenting Wisely has been rated by the CEBC in the areas of: Disruptive Behavior Treatment (Child & Adolescent) and Parent Training.
Target Population: Families with children at risk for or with: behavior problems, substance abuse problems, or delinquency.
For children/adolescents ages: 9 – 18
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 9 – 18
Parenting Wisely is a self-administered, highly interactive computer-based program that teaches parents and children, ages 9-18, skills to improve their relationships and decrease conflict through support and behavior management. The program utilizes an interactive website (or CD-ROM) with nine video scenarios depicting common challenges with adolescents. Parents are provided the choice of three solutions to these challenges and are able to view the scenarios enacted, while receiving feedback about each choice. Parents are quizzed periodically throughout the program and receive feedback. The program operates as a supportive tutor pointing out typical errors parents make and highlighting new skills that will help them resolve problems. Computer experience or literacy is not required. Parents and children can use the program together as a family intervention. The Parenting Wisely program uses a risk-focused approach to reduce family conflict and child behavior problems.
The program's representative has not provided these since we began requesting them in Fall 2010.
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2012
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2006
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: December 2012