Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition

Mental Health Substance Use Prevention or Treatment In-home Parent Skill-Based Does Not Currently Meet Criteria

Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition is an interactive computer-based program that aims to improve parenting skills, reduce child behavior problems, and enhance relationships between parents and their children. The self-administered program guides parents through problem scenarios, question and answer sessions, and quizzes. The problem scenarios cover common family issues such as homework compliance, assistance with housework, compliance with house rules, stepparent relationships, sibling conflict, and drug use. Parents watch video enactments related to these problem scenarios. Each video enactment presents multiple possible solutions that have varying levels of effectiveness. The program is designed to help parents evaluate the effectiveness of each solution through an interactive question and answer session. These sessions highlight the parenting skills used in the video enactments and provide further information on beneficial parenting behavior. Parents complete quizzes at the end of each problem scenario and then advance to other problem scenarios.


Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition does not currently meet criteria to receive a rating because no studies of the program that achieved a rating of moderate or high on design and execution demonstrated a favorable effect on a target outcome.


Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed: Oct 2021


Sources

The program or service description, target population, and program or service delivery and implementation information was informed by the following sources: the program or service developer's website and the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare.


This information does not necessarily represent the views of the program or service developers. For more information on how this program or service was reviewed, visit the Review Process page or download the Handbook.

Target Population

Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition is designed for families with children 11 to 18 years old. This program targets children who are at-risk for or who have behavior problems, substance use problems, or delinquency issues.

Dosage

Parents complete Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition at their own pace. All problem scenarios can be completed in 3 to 5 hours. It is recommended that the program be completed within a 4-week period. Parents are encouraged to review the program materials twice within a 6-month period.

Location/Delivery Setting
Recommended Locations/Delivery Settings

Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition is delivered online. Parents can access the program directly through any computer, tablet, or mobile phone with internet access.

Education, Certifications and Training

Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition is a computer-based intervention and is not delivered by a practitioner.

Program or Service Documentation
Book/Manual/Available documentation used for review

Gordon, D. A. (2012). Parenting Wisely – Teen edition [Online software]. Family Works, Inc.

Available languages

Materials for Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition are available in English and Spanish.

Other supporting materials

Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition Demo

Contact Information for Developers

Website: https://parentingwisely.com/

Phone: (740) 594-2502

Email: staff@familyworksinc.com

Results of Search and Review Number of Studies Identified and Reviewed for Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition
Identified in Search 13
Eligible for Review 2
Rated High 0
Rated Moderate 0
Rated Low 2
Reviewed Only for Risk of Harm 0
Sometimes study results are reported in more than one document, or a single document reports results from multiple studies. Studies are identified below by their Prevention Services Clearinghouse study identification numbers.


Studies Rated Low

Study 11817

Kacir, C., & Gordon, D. A. (1999). Parenting Adolescents Wisely: The effectiveness of an interactive videodisk parent training program in Appalachia. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 21(4), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1300/J019v21n04_01

This study received a low rating because it did not meet design confound standards.
Study 11816

Stalker, K. C., Rose, R. A., Bacallao, M., & Smokowski, P. R. (2018). Parenting Wisely six months later: How implementation delivery impacts program effects at follow-up. Journal of Primary Prevention, 39(2), 129-153. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-017-0495-2

This study received a low rating because the standards for addressing missing data were not met.


Studies Not Eligible for Review

Study 11810

Becker, S. J., Hernandez, L., Spirito, A., & Conrad, S. (2017). Technology-assisted intervention for parents of adolescents in residential substance use treatment: Protocol of an open trial and pilot randomized trial. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 12, Article 1. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-016-0067-4

This study is ineligible for review because it is not a study of the program or service under review (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.6).

Study 11811

Cefai, J., Smith, D., & Pushak, R. E. (2010). Parenting Wisely: Parent training via CD-ROM with an Australian sample. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 32(1), 17-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/07317100903539709

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 11812

Cotter, K. L., Bacallao, M., Smokowski, P. R., & Robertson, C. I. B. (2013). Parenting interventions implementation science: How delivery format impacts the Parenting Wisely program. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(6), 639-650. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731513490811

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 11813

Gordon, D. A., & Stanar, C. R. (2003). Lessons learned from the dissemination of Parenting Wisely, a parent training CD-ROM. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 10(4), 312-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1077-7229(03)80049-4

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 11814

Mello, M. J., Bromberg, J. R., Baird, J., Wills, H., Gaines, B. A., Lapidus, G., Ranney, M. L., Parnagian, C., & Spirito, A. (2019). Feasibility and acceptability of an electronic parenting skills intervention for parents of alcohol-using adolescent trauma patients. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 25(9), 833-839. https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2018.0201

This study is ineligible for review because it is not a study of the program or service under review (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.6).

Study 11815

O'Neill, H., & Woodward, R. (2002). Evaluation of the Parenting Wisely CD-ROM parent-thinking programme. Irish Journal of Psychology, 23(1-2), 62-72.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 11818

Segal, D., Chen, P. Y., Gordon, D. A., Kacir, C. D., & Gylys, J. (2003). Development and evaluation of a parenting intervention program: Integration of scientific and practical approaches. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 15(3), 453-467. doi:10.1207/S15327590IJHC1503_09

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 11819

Lagges, A., & Gordon, D. (1999). Use of an interactive laserdisc parent training program with teenage parents. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 21(2), 19-37.

This study is ineligible for review because it is not a study of the program or service under review (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.6).

Study 11821

Feil, E. G., Gordon, D. A., Waldron, H., Jones, L. B., & Widdop, C. (2011). Development and pilot testing of an internet-based parenting education program for teens and pre-teens: Parenting Wisely. Family Psychologist, 27(22), 22-26.

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).

Study 11822

Freedman, D. (2012). Parenting Wisely evaluation report: South bay youth project [Unpublished manuscript].

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible publication source (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.2).

Study 11823

Hein, M. L. & Martin, T. J. (2002). Final evaluation report: Family plus program of employee and family resources (EFR) Des Moines, Iowa. ISED

This study is ineligible for review because it does not use an eligible study design (Study Eligibility Criterion 4.1.4).