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

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