Family Transitions: New Beginnings Divorce and Parenting Program
Converting an in-person evidence-based training into an online self-paced program
Family Transitions engaged Monarch Media to help convert their New Beginnings Program – an in-person facilitated parenting program for recently divorced parents – into a mobile-first online training program. They knew that teaching complex parenting skills effectively online wouldn’t be easy, but they wanted the traditionally instructor-led group program to be accessible to a broader audience at an affordable cost. Family Transitions was clear that they wanted to create as much interactivity as possible online. They chose Monarch because of our expertise in developing complex skills training programs that are effective and user-friendly.
Monarch Media began by conducting a thorough instructional design and architectural review to better understand the program participants and their needs. We knew that Family Transitions had limited technical resources for ongoing upkeep, so the new platform needed to be both user-friendly and easy to maintain. Monarch ultimately built an innovative, customized solution using the Thinkific platform. The solution includes integrations with Active Campaign for email and text notifications, Learning Locker LRS for data capture and reporting, and AWS hosting for a database and resource storage.
Our instructional design team successfully restructured the 10-week program into an online experience with over 100 fully narrated xAPI Storyline modules, downloadable resources, and reminder notifications. Monarch led development of both the module content and the platform.
This project was completed in partnership with researchers at ASU and funded by a Small Business Innovative Research Phase II grant. Researchers are now actively using this work to complete a large study of the program’s effectiveness. Their ultimate goal is to develop a model that shows how to help more parents and support the healthy development of their children through the accessibility of an online platform.
See the New Beginnings Divorce and Parenting website
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