Our Impact

Our Impact

Children's Trust programs are informed by rigorous research and driven by data and evaluation. 

Evaluations show that our evidence-based programs:

  • reduce the use of corporal punishment
  • increase parents' understanding of appropriate parenting skills and effective, non-violent discipline techniques
  • reduce parents' risky behaviors, such as alcohol and drug abuse
  • reduce participants' parenting stress, a risk factor for child abuse and neglect 
  • promote better health outcomes for the most vulnerable mothers and babies
  • promote co-parenting relationships that actively involve fathers
  • increase educational achievement for parents, paving the way toward self-sufficiency
  • increase the likelihood that children are on track developmentally
  • decrease homelessness
  • decrease maternal depression
  • enhance family support practice across Massachusetts through evidence-based trainings focused on the most current research

Our work leads to safer children in stable families, reducing the social, health, and education costs for the entire Commonwealth.

Read our 2020 Impact Report.