Aug, 2012; Child Trends: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Programs and Interventions for Children. This Fact Sheet reviews 20 parenting programs that are geared toward enhancing the parent’s development and/or educating disadvantaged and teenage mothers on effective parenting methods. Each program was evaluated in a random-assignment study. Of the 11 programs that measured child outcomes, eight programs found at least one positive impact on a child outcome area. In addition, of the 19 programs that measured parent outcomes, ten programs found at least one positive impact on parent outcomes. Link to pdf Fact Sheet.