The effectiveness of KEEP® programs has been demonstrated in trials funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute of Mental Health. Details of these findings are available in these peer reviewed research reports and other resources.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Buchanan, R., Bennett, K., & Chamberlain, P. (2019). KEEP SAFE: Supporting the caregiver-teen relationship to improve health outcomes for teens in child welfare. In T. LaLiberte, K. Barry, & K. Walthour (Eds.), Child Welfare 360° (pp. 24). St. Paul, MN: Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota. Retrieved from

Price, J. M., Roesch, S., & Burce, C. M. (2019). The effects of the KEEP foster parent training intervention on child externalizing and internalizing problems. Developmental Child Welfare1(1), 5–21.

Chamberlain, P. (2017). Towards creating synergy among policy, procedures, and implementation of evidence-based models in child welfare systems: Two case examples. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review20, 78-86.

Chamberlain, P., Feldman, S. W., Wulczyn, F., Saldana, L., & Forgatch, M. (2016). Implementation and evaluation of linked parenting models in a large urban child welfare system. Child Abuse & Neglect, 53, 27-39.

Greeno, E.J., Lee, B.R., Uretsky, M.C., Moore, J.E., Barth, R.P., & Shaw, T.V. (2016). Effects of a foster parent training intervention on child behavior, caregiver stress, and parenting style. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1991-2000.

Greeno, E.J., Uretsky, M.C., Lee, B.R., Moore, J.E., Barth, R.P., & Shaw, T.V. (2016). Replication of the KEEP Foster and Kinship Parent Training program for youth with externalizing behaviors. Children and Youth Services Review 61, 75-82.

Roberts, R., Glynn, G., & Waterman, C. (2016). ‘We know it works but does it last?’ The implementation of the KEEP foster and kinship carer training programme in England. Adoption and Fostering, 40(3), 247-263.

Ek, A., Chamberlain, K. L., Ejderhamn, J., Fisher, P. A., Marcus, C., Chamberlain, P., & Nowicka, P. (2015). The More and Less Study: a randomized controlled trial testing different approaches to treat obesity in preschoolers. BMC Public Health, 15, 735-751.

Price, J. M., Roesch, S., Walsh, N. E. & Landsverk, J. (2015). Effects of the KEEP foster parent intervention on child and sibling behavior problems and parental stress during a randomized implementation trial. Prevention Science, 16, 685-695.

Buchanan, R., Chamberlain, P., Price, J. M., & Sprengelmeyer, P. (2013). Examining the equivalence of fidelity over two generations of KEEP implementation: A preliminary analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 188–193.

Kim, H. K., Pears, K. C., Leve, L. D., Chamberlain, P. C., & Smith, D. K. (2013). Intervention effects on health-risking sexual behavior among girls in foster care: The role of placement disruption and tobacco and marijuana use. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22, 370-387.

Goldhaber-Fiebert, J. D., Bailey, S. L., Hurlburt, M. S., Zhang, J., Snowden, L. R., Wulczyn, F., Landsverk, J., & Horwitz, S. M. (2012). Evaluating Child Welfare policies with decision-analytic simulation models. Administration & Policy in Mental Health, 39, 466-477.

Lewis, K., & Chamberlain, P. (2012). What works in treatment foster care. In P. A. Curtis (Ed.), What works in Child Welfare (pp. 217–233). Washington DC: CWLA Press.

Kim, H. K., & Leve, L. D. (2011). Substance use and delinquency among middle school girls in foster care: A three-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 740-750.

Chamberlain, P., & Lewis, K. (2010). Promoting placement stability through parent-mediated intervention. In T. LaLiberte & E. Snyder (Eds). Child Welfare 360⁰ (pp. 19–20). Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW), School of Social Work, College of Education and Human Development: University of Minnesota.

DeGarmo, D. S., Chamberlain, P., Leve, L. D., & Price, J. (2009). Foster parent intervention engagement moderating child behavior problems and placement disruption. Research on Social Work Practice, 19(4), 423-433.

Price, J., Chamberlain, P., Landsverk, J., & Reid, J. (2009). KEEP foster parent training intervention: Model description and effectiveness. Child & Family Social Work, 14, 233–242.

Chamberlain, P., Price, J., Leve, L. D., Laurent, H., Landsverk, J. A., & Reid, J. B. (2008). Prevention of behavior problems for children in foster care: Outcomes and mediation effects. Prevention Science, 9, 17-27.

Chamberlain, P., Price, J., Reid, J. B., & Landsverk, J. (2008). Cascading implementation of a foster and kinship parent intervention. Child Welfare, 87(5), 27-48.

Price, J. M., Chamberlain, P., Landsverk, J., Reid, J., Leve, L., & Laurent, H. (2008). Effects of a foster parent training intervention on placement changes of children in foster care. Child Maltreatment, 13, 64-75.

KEEP in the News

Dowsett, L. (2019, May 3). Advocates, workers rally in Salem for foster care. Street Roots. Retrieved from

Baccaglini, B. (2016, May 2). Innovative program reduces the number of children in foster care. HuffPost. Retrieved from

Greeno, E.J., Chamberlain, P., & Uretsky, M.C. (2016, March 14). Findings from a parenting intervention for foster and kinship families. inSocialWork Podcast Series®. Podcast retrieved from