Below please find parenting indexes that you may find helpful as well as recommended parenting curricula and helpful websites.


Evaluation Tools (top)

Abidin, R. R. (1984). Parenting Stress Index, 3rd ed. Odessa FL, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc .Available from or 1-(800)-331-8378

Bavolek & Keene (1999). Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory-2 Administration and
Development Handbook. Family Development Resources, Inc. Park City, Utah. Available from Family Development Resources. or 1-(800)-688-5822

The AAPI is widely used and assesses parenting attitudes with regards to inappropriate expectations, empathy, corporal punishment, reversed roles, and respect for the child’s independence and autonomy.

Gerard, A. B. (1994). Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI) Manual. Los Angeles, California: Western Psychological Services. Available from Western Psychological Services (WPS). or 1-(800)-648-8857

The Incredible Years Evaluation provides a model for the measures and evaluation tools. Here is what they use to evaluate the Dinosaur Program (an extension of the Incredible years) . The link is comprehensive. 

The Incredible Years relies on the Parent Practices Interview:

The Parenting Practices Inventory is a 17-item measure developed for Fast Track to assess the parent’s permissiveness of their discipline, the effectiveness of their discipline and the consistency of their discipline efforts. The items are coded on a 4-point scale describing specific frequency ratings (“never”, “almost never”, “some times”, “often”).

Parenting Curricula (top)

The Nurturing Program

Partners for a Healthy Baby, Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy

Parents as Teachers, Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc.

Supplementary Curricula (top)

Partners for Learning Curriculum and Activity Cards

Helping Babies Learn: Developmental Profiles and Activities for Infants, and Toddlers

Helpful Websites (top)

New York State Department of Health

New York State Office of Children and Family Services  Fatherhood Iinitiative.  Safe Babies Campaign

Healthy People 2010

Prevent Child Abuse New York

Prevent Child Abuse America

New York State Perinatal Association

US Department of Health and Human Services

Zero To Three  National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

New York State Department of Health  Vital Statistics

NYS Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC)

Healthy States

March of Dimes Foundation

The Maternal & Child Health Library

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“Teenage Births: Outcomes for young parents and their children”, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Information on suggested well baby visit schedule

Immunization schedules (top)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: 2009 Adolescent Immunication Schedules


Fatherhood Programs (top)

National Fatherhood Initiative

New York State Fatherhood Initiative, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance