KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kin Parents Supported and Trained)

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Program/Intervention Name

KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kin Parents Supported and Trained)


Resource Parent Training Programs

Program/Intervention Description

What: KEEP is an evidence-based support and skill enhancement education program for foster and kinship parents of children and teens (KEEP SAFE). The program supports foster families by promoting child well-being and preventing placement breakdowns. The objective of KEEP is to give parents effective tools for dealing with their child's externalizing and other behavioral and emotional problems and to support them in the implementation of those tools. How: KEEP groups typically include seven to 10 foster or kinship parents who attend 16 weekly 90-minute sessions that focus on practical, research-based parenting techniques. KEEP groups are led by two facilitators who are trained and supervised to implement the program model.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, 6-12, Parent/Adult

Program Goals/Outcomes

shown positive results on decreasing placement disruption rates and child behavioral and emotional problems

QIC Target Group

Both Target 1 and Target 2

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 4: Foster Care

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 2: Supported by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Patricia Chamberlain, PhD


Oregon Social Learning Center

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(541) 485-2711

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)