ACT—Adults and Children Together—Raising Safe Kids

We are a program of the American Psychological Association and it's Public Interest Directorate. This blog is for parent group facilitators to share their ideas and experiences in working with the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program. It is a place to post information, ask questions, share research findings, offer suggestions as well as dialog with other ACT Certified Parent Group Leaders.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Why Do You Think Parents Don't Complete RSK?

I know drop out is a problem for all parenting programs, and the current economic situation complicates things, but I would like to ask if you know why 5 people didn't complete the series. How many classes have most parents attended? When do they drop out?

My best regards.

Julia M. Silva | Director, Violence Prevention Office Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: (202) 336-5817 Fax: (202) 336-5723


  1. I know the one problem we face is we do the program in transient housing. So a lot of times they leave after a few weeks into permanent housing. We have tried doing more than one session in a week to try and help this. But this population desperately needs this type of workshop.

    Nicole Cody
    Communications and Outreach Associate
    PEI Kids
    231 Lawrence Road
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

  2. Interventions at transient housing are always a challenge. They need to be short and our ACT parenting program is not.

    Are there others in the ACT network who have offered the program in such settings? What were the outcomes? How did you overcome the attendance and retention issues?