Why Choose Us?

benefits and evidence


“This is the brutal reality about children – they’re such powerful stressors that small perforations in relationships can turn into deep fault lines.”

– New York Times Magazine

The Benefits and Evidence

Long-term research in two randomized trials, funded by NIH, has shown that families who used the Family Foundations program experience more positive outcomes than families in the randomly assigned control groups.

Over a seven-year period, compared to randomly assigned control families, Family Foundations families showed:


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


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

How long do the benefits last?

Benefits of the program were assessed several times between children who were 6-months-old and 7-years-old. Positive results were found at each point in time and there was no decrease in the strength of the Family Foundations benefit.

Will Family Foundations work for my family?

All families are different, but there is strong evidence to show that Family Foundations works for a wide range of families. Independent experts in the U.S. and U.K. have given the Family Foundations research high marks for integrity and scientific validity, and the studies have been published in leading peer-reviewed, scientific journals.

An Evidence-Based Approach