AdultsCommunity DevelopmentFamily ServicesParentingSupport ServicesYouthParent Empowerment and Efficacy Measure (PEEM)

Author(s): Griffith University, in partnership with Mission Australia

Collection Method: Self-report survey/questionnaire completed by parents

Scoring Method: Uses a 10-point scale from “this sounds nothing like me” to “this sounds exactly like me”

Number of questions/statements: 20

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • Uses a strengths-based approach to measure parent functioning
  • Focuses on caregivers’ sense of control or capacity to engage confidently with the challenges of being a parent
  • Measures caregivers’ capacity to connect with support networks within the community

The PEEM has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of parenting programs, and can help agencies review the effectiveness of resources they provide to parents and families