Effectiveness of a Parent Support Program: Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Krista Kutash, PhD
- Albert Duchnowski, PhD
- Krista Kutash, PhD
US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
This four year study conducted a random controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of a parent-to-parent support program for families who have a child with serious emotional disturbances and served in a special education setting.
- Provide empirical support for an important service for families who have children with emotional disturbances.
- Contribute to the research base on evidence-based practices for children who have emotional disturbances.
Increase coordination in, and quality of, special education services for children with serious emotional/behavioral disturbances. Provide the foundation for more complete research with larger populations.
This grant has led to a large federally funded effort (Parent Connectors) to establish the effectiveness of the program in larger more diverse populations.
A manuscript was published in Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services Research 38, 412-427.