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 Training. 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:

Fidelity of training is assessed through direct observation or video review of class session using Common Sense Parenting® Model Fidelity Instrument.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

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

Implementation Guides are used for the Authorized Instructor process, the Authorized Parent Trainer process, and service delivery and parent trainer requirements.

These tools are not publically available. Contact Susan Lamke, Director of National Training at or 531-355-1477 for more information or check online at or

Research on How to Implement the Program

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

Gross, T. J., Mason, W. A., Parra, G. F., Ringle, J., Oats, R. G., & Haggerty, K. P. (2015). Adherence and dosage contributions to parenting program quality. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 6(4), 467–489.

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.

Oats, R. G., Cross, W. F., Mason, W. A., 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.