Training for positive, empathic parenting
More than a course, ADAPT is an opportunity for parents to learn, practice, use, and retain positive parenting techniques and tools.
The program includes a focus on mindfulness and emotional coaching, designed especially for families who have experienced stress and/or trauma. Our goal is to strengthen stressed parents’ capacities to regulate their emotions and be more effective with their children.
Rooted in research
ADAPT began as After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools, developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota to build resilience by supporting parents in military families. Our approach is based on more than 50 years of rigorous research on positive parenting techniques and has been tested in studies with more than a thousand military families.
Our studies to date have involved active duty military, Guard, and Reserve members and veterans across all branches of service. Recently our work has expanded to focus on healthcare professionals whose parenting roles have been affected by their challenging work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each study evaluates parenting tools with the goal of addressing families’ unique stressors and creating positive outcomes.