NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.

Resources for Providers

Resources appearing on the website are provided for information purposes only and do not represent an endorsement by NYSPEP.

Materials to Use in Parenting Education

  • NYS Parent Guide is the story of the first five years of your parenting journey. Whether you are the mother or father (through birth, adoption, or foster care), a grandparent, partner, family friend, aunt or uncle with parenting responsibilities, what you say and do in your role as a parent matters.

  • The Boston Basics Campaign is a citywide coalition of organizations and individuals working to make sure that every child gets a great start in life. The founding partners are the Black Philanthropy Fund, the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University, the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, the Boston Mayor’s Education Cabinet, WGBH Public Broadcasting, and Boston Children’s Museum.

  • The Parenting Project: Children, Families, and Communities, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Information and materials for professionals working with families and caregivers.

Developing and Selecting Parenting Programs

Use of Evidence and Evaluation in Parenting Programs

  • Best Practices for Parent Education Programs Seeking to Prevent Child Abuse, by Lisa C. Shannon, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service: Best Practices for Parent Ed.pdf

  • Parenting in Context, Integrating extension and research activities in the area of parenting education. Cornell University College of Human Ecology, in particular the Research Briefs.

  • Tracking Progress in Early Care and Education: Program, Staff and Family Measurement Tools, 2015: Tracking Progress Early Care and Education.pdf Includes information about parent-child and parent tools appropriate for parenting program evaluation.

Working with Immigrant and Refugee Parents

Research About Parents and Parenting

Funding and Policy Resources

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Protective Factors

Substance Abuse Prevention

NYSPEP Group Reports