ParentAble teaches high school educators how to deliver parenting fundamentals to their students, helping them develop a foundational understanding of positive parenting practices. The ParentAble curriculum includes information about the effects of harmful parenting, the consequences of adverse childhood experiences, along with the power of resilience and positive parenting. The 5-10-unit course aims to reduce child abuse and neglect rates, break the cycle of harmful parenting, create a level of comfort with seeking future parenting resources and support, and increase students’ Social Emotional Learning Competencies.

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Our History


ParentAble started as a student-driven initiative at Evanston Township High school in Illinois. A group of students from the C.A.R.E Club (Child Abuse Recognition Evanston) advocated for parenting education to be included in the wellness course required for graduation and they succeeded.  

After over 25 years of community education efforts and tracking data, we have learned that:


Early parenting education can reduce child abuse and neglect rates.

Early parenting education can create a level of comfort in seeking future parenting resources and support.

Early parenting education can break the cycle of harmful parenting.

Early parenting education can increase students' SEL competencies.

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From Highschool students, teachers, and parents


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