Parenting Wisely

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

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Parenting Wisely 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 Wisely as listed below:

Dr. Gordon can provide a pre-implementation checklist used with juvenile justice systems.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Parenting Wisely as listed below:

Dr. Gordon provides this support, as well as his colleague, Robert Pushak.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Parenting Wisely as listed below:

A fidelity measure is available from Dr. Gordon.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Parenting Wisely as listed below:

A Service Provider’s Manual is available for purchase at

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Parenting Wisely as listed below:

Segal, D., Chen, P. Y., Gordon, D. A., Kacir, C. Y., & Gylys, J. (2003). Development and evaluation of a parenting intervention program: Integration of scientific and practical approaches. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 15, 453- 468.

Cotter, K. L., Bacallao, M., Smokowski P.R., & Robertson, C. I. B. (2013). Parenting interventions implementation science: How delivery format impacts the Parenting Wisely Program. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(6), 639-650. doi:1049731513490811.