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Parent Connext provides an innovative approach to patient care for parents that can save you time and improve outcomes for families.

What is Parent Connext®?

Parent Connext®’s goal is to connect families to resources, plus provide one clear next step for their parenting journey. Our Child Development experts have worked with thousands of parents on a variety of challenges. They begin by conducting screenings for environmental influences on a child’s family that could cause stress and create common parenting challenges. Focusing on positive parenting strategies can improve the parent-child relationship.

Receive a complimentary infographic highlighting parents’ needs and questions to pediatricians.

Parent Connext® Becomes a Critical
Component Of Community Healthcare

Parent Connext® is an added resource to your team to pick up where a pediatrician leaves off when parental stressors and challenges arise. It has been designated a ‘Promising Practice’ by the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs and evidence-based by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

By introducing Parent Connext® into your offices and networks, doctors are freed up and focused allowing them to do what they do best – focus on physical health and treatment.

Dr. Jon Mumma, a TriHealth pediatrician in Anderson Township, has had a parent coach in his office since the program’s inception. “It just makes sense. Pediatricians have about 15 minutes with each patient for a routine checkup, and the parent often asks a question about how to cope with the child’s behavior. Those things come up as ‘Oh, by the way … ,’. Having a coach in the office gets parents in the right place quickly. Our staff and even our physicians are happy to discuss your questions.”

Professional Papers and Evaluations

The Parent Connext® program in Cincinnati, Ohio, integrates social services for families into pediatric care visits

Co-located Parent Coaching Services Within Pediatric Primary Care: Feasibility and Acceptability

Parent Connext® – Journal of Child and Family Studies June 2021


Frequently Asked Questions

Parent Coaching is a one-on-one approach to co-creating an effective parenting plan to help
you achieve the relationship you want with your child. Our Parenting Experts meet with you
virtually or in select pediatric offices or participating workplaces to help you address your
parenting challenges head-on.

Our monthly content package is $1,000 for a year. Our first goal as a nonprofit is impact. We want to reach as many parents & caregivers as possible – by investing in us, you are investing in the community. We are happy to co-create with you and can discuss pricing for the other services based on the size of your organization.

Our parent coaching model has proven positive change within just 3 sessions that have lasting effects 3 months after exit from services.​ Families have seen improvement in (1) parent/child relationship (2) parents’ self-confidence (3) parents’ self-care for themselves (4) satisfaction in their role as a parent. Additionally, our model is deemed Evidence-Based by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

YES! Our Parent Coaching model is built upon Natural Strength Parenting™, Beech Acres’ unique approach to parenting. Natural Strength Parenting™ combines over 170 years of experience into a modern approach that challenges you to be present and in the moment with your child while building on your family’s strengths.

1. Reduce the Cost of Health Care: 10-20% health care cost reduction is seen when care
coordination models have a strong social support services component. In partnership with
Xavier University, a ‘Time & Motion’ study revealed 34% of pediatric visits included parenting
challenges and needs. Give that time back to doctors.

2. Improve Provider Satisfaction: 100% of pediatricians agree Parent ConnextTM has improved
their quality of patient care. They can focus on what they know best – physical health diagnosis
and treatment.

3. Improve the Patient Experience of Care: 96% of parents report that Parent Connext™ provides
high-quality services and has received Promising Practice designation by the Association of
Maternal & Child Health Programs. After just 3 sessions, parents report a statistically significant
change in:

  • relationship with their child
  • self-confidence in their parenting
  • satisfaction as a parent
  • self-care as a parent

This effect is still felt 3 months later for a lasting difference.

4. Improve the Patient Experience of Care: Planned 4-year study of health outcome differences
using an Institutional Review Board, with results expected in 2022.

Parent Coaching and Therapy are both highly valued interventions to support parents, kids, and families.​ Therapy is a treatment-level approach to support that includes a mental health assessment, assignment of a diagnosis, and treatment services that follow such as therapy.​ Parent Coaching is a prevention-level supportive approach to assist parents with everyday parenting challenges, stressors, and issues that may arise. ​Therapy is an intervention that may take 4-6 months while Parent Coaching is solution-focused and short term with most services lasting 3-6 sessions.

Parent Coaches have at least 5-7 years of experience working with parents, kids, and families. ​The full team has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with some providers having an advanced degree. ​ In addition, all are formally trained in Natural Strength Parent™ Coaching model and have proven results when using this model. Following the training, there is fidelity monitoring, and ongoing training held at least monthly to continuously refine and enhance knowledge and skills.

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