What is it about?

Although parenting programs can support parents in their caregiving roles, adapting and taking an evidence-based approach from one place to another without attending to implementation factors may contribute to poor impact in a new setting. Implementation science can help.

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Why is it important?

Parenting programs benefit when policy makers, program leaders, and researchers attend not only to the what but also to the how of implementation.

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This special issue of Parenting focuses on the future of parenting globally. We began this work in January of 2020 at a Harvard convening supported by UNICEF and the LEGO Foundation. I am thrilled to see all four articles published together. Colleagues and friends from around the world contributed to papers introducing the volume and focused on parenting program design, implementation, and uptake and scale. Thank you Jennifer Lansford, Jennifer Kotler, and Marc Bornstein for your leadership.

Dr. Kimberly Boller
American Psychological Association

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This page is a summary of: The Future of Parenting Programs: II Implementation, Parenting, July 2022, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/15295192.2022.2086807.
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