The Parents Matter! Program: Practical, theoretical and methodological perspectives

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, James Jaccard, Eileen Casillas

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We provide a commentary on the Parents Matter! intervention program. Our commentary is organized around core issues confronting those who design prevention programs, namely (1) making the program practical, feasible and economical, (2) reaching a broad base of target individuals, (3) making the intervention effective in changing the behavior or outcome for those who participate in it, and (4) ensuring that the intervention is sustainable for future generations. Parents Matter! is a thoughtful and impressive program that addresses each of these issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-123
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Child and Family Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2004


  • Parenting interventions
  • Parents Matter! Program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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