Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory

Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory

AAPI-2 Description

Research Studies Utilizing the AAPI-2

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Welcome to Assessing and Evaluating Parenting beliefs, knowledge and practices

The AAPI-2 is an inventory designed to assess the parenting and child rearing attitudes of adult and adolescent parent and pre-parent populations. Based on the known parenting and child rearing behaviors of abusive parents, responses to the inventory provide an index of risk for practicing behaviors known to be attributable to child abuse and neglect.

Valid and Reliable Inventories used to Assess Parenting Attitudes, Knowledge and History.

The Benefits of Assessment

The Levels of Assessment

Types of Assessment

Sub-Scales - Responses to the AAPI-2 provide an index of risk in five specific parenting and child rearing behaviors:

Intended Populations - Adult parent and pre-parent populations as well as adolescent parent and pre-parent populations as young as 13 years old.

Reading Level - The AAPI-2 has an assessed fifth grade reading level.

Validity and Reliability - The AAPI-2, like its predecessor the AAPI, is a validated and reliable inventory used to assess parenting attitudes. Over 20 years of research with the AAPI indicate:

Benefits of AAPI-2 OnLine (
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  1. Administer and Score the AAPI Anytime. The AAPI OnLine is available 24 hours a day.
  2. Cost Savings. Enter data one time only and export immediately!
  3. Accuracy. Let the AAPI OnLine do the scoring for you. Scoring errors go down: accuracy goes up.
  4. Data Privacy. Only the agency staff assigned to the account will have access to your data. Agencies create their own personal user name and password for security.
  5. Data Export. The AAPI OnLine allows you to export saved data into an excel program that converts easily to other statistical programs for more in-depth analyses.
  6. Individual and Group Profiles. AAPI OnLine provides you with scored copies of the Parenting Profile, along with the numeric value of each item's response.
  7. Manage Data by Program. All data are stored in Programs. Programs are the various interventions offered by an agency. Storing data by Programs allows agency staff to review the outcome data of specific interventions.
  8. Clinical Interpretation of Parenting Profiles. Information is provided to interpret the profiles and to create an effective intervention designed to build positive, nurturing parenting behaviors.
  9. Download Test Forms. Once you establish an AAPI OnLine account, you will receive a bounce back activation email that allows you to download and print all the forms.
  10. Data Storage. At the end of each Program, staff is encouraged to download and save their data.