The December 2012 arrest records of 18 Fit Fathers, Successful Families, Inside & Out program alumni compared to a randomly selected group who were in jail for at least 90 days during the same time frame (July 1-December 31, 2011) suggested a lower recidivism rate among jail participants than the comparison group.
2009-2013 program evaluations of 295 Resilient Families Inside Out/ Fit Fathers, Successful Families, Inside & Out participants revealed improvements in seven measures of parental resiliency. Post-program evaluations from January 2013 to March 2015 for Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment participants showed statistically significant positive gains from pre-test to post-test measures for healthy self-regulation.
An April 2015 survey of 230 RFIO participants from the three preceding months and their follow-up evaluations reported that the program helped them better manage emotions and stress and communicate more effectively.
In an April 2015 survey, ten inpatient staff at the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment attributed numerous direct and indirect positive changes such as “more teamwork focus.” They reported that patients were applying and synthesizing their recovery treatment with improved family relationships, learning to relax and sleep better, and no longer gaining weight, which had been common prior to introducing the RFIO program.
One hundred percent of nineteen 2015 treatment center parents who responded to a post-program survey reported that as a result of the program, they are “more confident in [their] abilities to be good parents,” “modeling desirable behavior to their children,” “teaching children how to manage their emotions,” “offering appropriate choices to solve problems,” and “following through with positive discipline strategies.”