The Parent Training Institute (PTI) is a specialized program within the San Francisco Department of Public Health that oversees the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based parenting interventions. This website provides information and free resources for agencies and practitioners delivering evidence-based parenting, and for families looking for parenting support.
1. We help local nonprofit and civil service providers deliver free, easily-accessible evidence-based parenting interventions. Currently, the PTI is coordinating the training, implementation, and evaluation of two evidence-based interventions: Triple P Parenting (Positive Parenting Program) and the Incredible Years.
2. We identify and champion "practice-based evidence" within organizations whose locally-developed parenting programs achieve comparable outcomes to evidence-based curricula.