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The Circle Of Parents Program Overview

Proven to increase parent/caregivers' social supports and family management skills.

Achievement Rate Goal: 60% of participants will increase their knowledge and skills a minimum of 10%.

Outcome Goal: Participants will increase and maintain knowledge/skills by 10%.
Achievement Rate Results, N=1420

Participants show significant increases in risk-reducing Protective Factors:
  • 75% of participants in this program overall met the minimum benchmark increase of 10% or more in their family management skills.
    • 67% of parent/caregivers attending up to 12 group sessions met the minimum 10% benchmark
    • 75% of parent/caregivers attending up to 36 sessions met the minimum 10% benchmark
    • 83% of parent/caregivers attending 37 or more sessions met the minimum 10% benchmark

  • 69% of participants in this program overall met the minimum benchmark increase of 10% or more in nurturing/healthy relationships in their family.
    • 60% of parent/caregivers attending up to 12 group sessions met the minimum 10% benchmark
    • 69% of parent/caregivers attending up to 36 sessions met the minimum 10% benchmark
    • 78% of parent/caregivers attending 37 or more sessions met the minimum 10% benchmark

  • 70% of participants in this program overall met the minimum benchmark increase of 10% or more in their social support network.
    • 63% of parent/caregivers attending up to 12 group sessions met the minimum 10% benchmark
    • 71% of parent/caregivers attending up to 36 sessions met the minimum 10% benchmark
    • 77% of parent/caregivers attending 37 or more sessions met the minimum 10% benchmark

Outcome Goal Results, N=1420:

12 Sessions: Our outcome evaluations indicate that the parent/caregivers attending up to 12 group sessions report a minimum:

  • 22%* increase in family management skills.
  • 21%* increase in nurturing/healthy Relationships
  • 20%* increase in social support
13 to 36 Sessions:
  • 25%* increase in family management skills.
  • 24%* increase in nurturing/healthy Relationships
  • 24%* increase in social support
37 or more Sessions:
  • 30%* increase in family management skills.
  • 30%* increase in nurturing/healthy Relationships
  • 30%* increase in social support
* = Statistical significance at p < 0.001 " (very strong evidence that results are statistically significant)



Outcomes Data Tested for Statistical Significance: Outcomes data for parent programs have been t- tested for statistical significance. A t-test assesses probability levels, whether the mean differences between samples (pre and post) are statistically significant and not due to chance. The Circle of Parents Support Group data indicates that the probability of chance (p-value) for all the data samples from 2003 to 2011 is below .05 – therefore, we can conclude that there is a significant difference between the means (pre and post).