Parenting Inside Out ® in Practice: Exploring the Impact of Evidence-based Parenting Programming for Community Corrections


Monday, February 26, 2024
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Session Type: Workshop

Parenting Inside Out is a highly rated evidence-based parenting skills training program designed for justice system-impacted parents. It has been successfully implemented in jails, prisons and community corrections, and community-based organizations, nationally and internationally. Evaluative results demonstrate PIO’s ability to holistically support parents and their children while increasing parent-child contact, parental involvement, parental resiliency and coping skills, and reducing recidivism. This workshop will feature an overview of the program, supporting research, and first-hand user experience of PIO through a session demonstration, and panel conversation on implementing PIO. Panel members include program facilitators, managers and executive leadership who all bring diverse experience and intimate knowledge of the program. Panel members will lead workshop attendees through an interactive model of a session featuring a core PIO topic. Attendees will be invited to participate, pose questions, share their experience, offer ideas, reflections, and be in community with others interested in implementing PIO.


Leticia Longoria-Navarro
Executive Director, The Pathfinder Network

Leticia Longoria-Navarro is the Executive Director at The Pathfinder Network and is responsible for management, direction and strategic support of all programming and agency operations. She is a former Parenting Inside Out Facilitator and skilled leader, trainer and practitioner with experience working within correctional institutions, community corrections, nonprofits and the educational system.

Sheri Sandoval
Director of Corrections Programs, Parenting Inside Out

Sheri Sandoval is the Director of Training and Development at the Pathfinder Network where she oversees training for the agency. Sandoval is a Certified Trainer of the Parenting Inside Out curriculum and over the past four years trained organizations around the United States both in person and virtually.