BACKED BY EVIDENCE

The effectiveness of Family Foundations has been demonstrated in a series of rigorous research studies.

Results from four randomized trials, funded by NIH, has shown that families who enroll in Family Foundations experience less stress and conflict, more warmth and cohesion, and more positive long-term outcomes for children than than families randomly assigned to a control group.

In the longest study of Family Foundations over a seven-year period, compared to randomly-assigned control families, Family Foundations families showed:

BETTER
Parenting teamwork
Parenting sensitivity & warmth
Child self-regulation
Child social competence
Child academic competence

LESS
Pre-term birth
Parental stress
Depression in mothers
Conflict between parents
Harsh parenting

Some of the ways that Family Foundations benefits parents and children:

Higher Social Competence in Children
(3 years of age)

Lower Depression in Mothers
(6 months after birth)

Lower Parental
Stress

(6 months after birth)

Lower Aggression
in Boys

(3 years of age)

Higher Positive Parenting Teamwork
(1 year after birth)

Independent expert panels in the U.S. and U.K. have given the Family Foundations program and research high marks for integrity, effectiveness, and scientific validity. Research results have been published in leading peer-reviewed, scientific journals.
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