From 2007-2009 the Washington State Child Welfare office has funded the training of family support workers and delivery of the evidence-based Incredible Years parenting program to families who had been referred to them for child abuse and neglect. Most of these families were classified as open cases and the program was highly recommended to them while other families were mandated to take the program. A total of 15 separate groups were offered throughout Snohomish, Whatcom, and Skagit counties with the average size of parent groups ranging from 10-19 participants.
Parents completed baseline measures and post-treatment assessments of parenting stress and child behavior problems. After treatment parents also completed program evaluations. These measures are described in this report.