Evaluation of the Parents for Parents Program in King County, Washington

July 8, 2011

This process evaluation of the King County Parents for Parents Program (P4P) examines the program’s efficacy and suggests areas for continued improvement. The evaluation has five objectives: describe the components of the P4P; describe the participants in the P4P; examine parental perceptions of the overall dependency process before and after; dependency 101; consider potential areas of improvement for the P4P; and make recommendations for future implementations of the P4P. The findings indicate that the P4P is beneficial in: educating parents on the dependency system; reducing anxiety about the dependency process; improving perceptions of CPS; and reassuring parents that they are not alone.