Community OrganisationFamily ServicesOut Of Home Care (OOHC)RelationshipsSupport ServicesToolsYouthPositive Relationship with Parents Scale for Parents

Author(s): Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation

Collection Method: Self-report survey completed by parents of young people

Scoring Method: Uses a scale with the following ratings with the answer options: None of the time=0; A little of the time=1; Some of the time=2; Most of the time=3; All of the time=4. Ratings can be summed up or averaged to evaluate the quality of relationship. The higher the score, the better the relationship.

Number of questions:  7

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • Measures the quality of relationship between young person and their parent, but completed from parent’s perspective
  • Can be used together with Positive Relationship with Parents for Teenagers/Foster Youth
  • Tool has excellent reliability

The Postitive Relationships with Parents for Parents tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of young people to assist in the measurement of the quality of their relationship with their parent/caregiver.

This tool was created by Child Trends, funded by Templeton Foundation, and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.