The National Academy for Parenting Research (NAPR) has an internationally recognised research programme to help bring real change to the way practitioners work with parents.
In 2010, NAPR began the fourth year of a 5 year research programme funded by the Department for Education (DfE). Our aim is to ensure that practitioners are aware of and applying the results of evidence based parenting research to their everyday practice when working with children, parents and carers.
Our extensive and internationally recognised research programme is designed to change the way practitioners work with parents by developing and testing innovative approaches in the way services are delivered to families and children.
Using an evidence-based approach we carry out rigorous research to identify
- Which parenting programmes work
- The parenting styles that meet children’s and families’ needs
- How services are best delivered
Our ambition is that practitioners in the voluntary, private and public sectors are
provided with information about what has been proven to work when working with
parents, carers and families. The aim is for parents to improve their parenting skills and in turn improve their children’s lives so they grow into happy, stable and responsible adults.