Healthy Family Project

Based on Research Conducted at OSLC

An investigation of parent-management training efficacy with a sample from a rural Oregon county population receiving court-ordered supervision.

Project Overview

The Healthy Family Project was a collaborative effort including OSLC, Lincoln County Community Corrections, the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center, and Lincoln County DHS/Child Welfare that investigated parent management training efficacy and the predictive validity of motivational and cognitive factors in accounting for successful participation in parenting groups and improved outcomes for parents and children. The sample was taken from a rural Oregon county population receiving court-ordered supervision. This project included the short-term goal of promoting an immediate safer environment for high-risk children and determining the intervention’s efficacy in improving family member social and performance skills and ultimately reducing the cyclical, multi-generational repetition of criminal behavior.

Year Project Began: 2005
Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Principal Investigator

Lew Bank, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow Scientist
Oregon Social Learning Center

Primary Research and Clinical Interests

Dr. Lew Bank is an OSLC research scientist and a licensed psychologist. Dr. Bank has worked with children and families for more than 30 years, with a focus on parenting, sibling conflict, and child adjustment. In addition, he has developed parent management training curricula consistent with community values and goals combined with the best practices developed and tested at OSLC. Currently, Dr. Bank is collaborating with several Oregon counties to develop assessment and intervention capacity in those communities: The Healthy Family Project in Lincoln County and The Community Database Project in Tillamook County.