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 the program representative (see bottom of page) to arrange an initial telephone call to discuss the implementing 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, guided practice, consultation, and technical assistance to implement Parents Anonymous® Programs worldwide.

After reviewing the information at, all organizations should contact the program representative (contact information at bottom of page).

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; On Line National Database; Outcome Surveys and Program and Outreach Materials are available for an Annual 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 and Children & Youth Group Facilitators. Furthermore, a validated National Outcome Survey is administered to all participants their first time at Parents Anonymous® and every 3 months thereafter. For more information, contact the program representative (contact information at bottom of page).

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 the program representative (contact information at bottom of page).

Research on How to Implement the Program

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