Implementing Evidence-Based Parenting in Family Drug Courts

March 14, 2012
10:00am - 12:00pm (PST)
Lynne Katz, Ed.D - Director, University of Miami Linda Ray Intervention Center
Jody Brook, PhD, LCSW - University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare
Tianna Roye - Deputy Director, Bridges Inc, STARS Program – Sacramento, California


A comprehensive and coordinated approach is essential in serving children and families participating in family drug courts.  The need for interventions, strategies and approaches that have proven to be effective in producing desired positive results, particularly in the areas of parenting, is crucial to assisting with timely and successful reunification and to ensure child’s safety and well-being.  This webinar presentation will explore the processes of selecting, implementing, integrating and evaluating an evidence-based parenting curriculum.  The presentation will include a panel of FDC professionals from three different FDCs (California, Oklahoma, and Florida), who will share their experiences in carrying out these key processes.  The discussion will include a national perspective and practical solutions, including resources for implementing an evidence-based parenting program in your Family Drug Court Program.   


The primary learning objectives include:

  • What does evidence-based parenting mean and why does it matter in FDCs
  • Understand the key processes of selection, implementation, integration and evaluation of evidence-based parenting in FDCs
  • Explore the actual challenges faced by three FDCs and the solutions devised to meet these challenges
  • Understand the importance of cross-system collaboration and partnerships within the community in delivering high-quality and effective interventions to meet the needs of parents and children in recovery.  
  • Understand the importance of system coordination, including how the parent education component was integrated and coordinated with the child welfare case