Parenting Inside Out
The Parenting Inside Out program is an evidence based parenting skills training program for criminal justice involved parents offered in prison and the community.
Parenting Inside Out is a cognitive-behavioral parenting skills training program based on the Oregon Social Learning Center’s Parent Management Training program for at risk families, which appears on numerous national-level best practice lists. Within the Oregon Department of Corrections, PIO is offered to clients who have no prior convictions for crimes against children. The program is designed to interrupt patterns of criminality and substance abuse, and address adjustment of child and family to parental incarceration and re-entry into society. PIO was the subject of a five year, $2.1 million, randomized controlled study (RCT) of 359 incarcerated mothers and fathers (41% racial minority) funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that demonstrated a positive impact on factors ranging from reducing recidivism and criminal behavior to improving parent-child and parent-caregiver relationships. PIO strengthens family ties and supports the Oregon Accountability Model in helping to break the intergenerational cycle of criminality.
Parenting Inside Out is available for purchase. Please take a look at the parentinginsideout.org website for additional information.