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ERIC Number: ED538864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
Abriendo Puertas: Opening Doors to Opportunity--A National Evaluation of Second-Generation Trainers
Bridges, Margaret; Cohen, Shana R.; Fuller, Bruce
Institute of Human Development (NJ1)
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors (AP/OD) is a comprehensive, 10-session parenting skills and advocacy program developed by and for low-income Latino parents with children ages 0 to 5. Drawing from the real-life experiences of Latino parents and local data about their schools and communities, sessions are filled with interactive activities that aim to develop parents' self-understanding as powerful agents of change to improve the lives of their children. This unique curriculum builds on participants' cultural strengths to transform the achievement gap into an opportunity to improve and enrich the lives of their children and families. Given AP/OD's recent national expansion, the evaluation outlined in this brief aims to provide evidence of the program's efficacy in addressing the needs of the large and growing Latino community when brought to scale. This brief presents findings from the evaluation of the programs conducted by second-generation trainers (those instructed via Training-of- Trainers Institutes), examining how--if at all--increases in parenting knowledge, skills, and confidence are associated with participation in the program.
Institute of Human Development. University of California Berkeley, 1121 Tolman Hall #1690, Berkeley, CA 94720. Tel: 510-642-7239; Fax: 510-642-7969; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Human Development (IHD)