Saavsus™, Inc. disseminates quality research- and evidence-based programs that promote child and family well-being.

Founded in 2014, Saavsus, Inc. works with organizations that develop research- and evidence-based interventions, assessment tools, curricula, and professional development programs that address the needs of children and families and the needs of professionals who work with children and families. Saavsus disseminates these programs directly to clinicians, educators, and providers who serve clients in real-world settings.

We provide our development partners with design, distribution, technology (where appropriate), production, marketing and sales services. We also act as a conduit between our clinicians, educators, and providers and our research development clients, providing intelligence on real-world needs and research opportunities. 

We are actively seeking collaborative opportunities to represent and disseminate quality research- and evidence-based programs. To learn more about how we might work with your organization and researchers to effectively disseminate your materials, click here.




In 2011 David Vance, then working for the Southern Oregon Goodwill, attended training to conduct parenting classes using Parenting Now!'s Make Parenting A Pleasure curriculum. Vance, who now works with Ackley Counseling and Employment Services as a Certified Employment Support Professional counseling people with disabilities, has spent much of his adult life working with challenged populations. (continued...)

A new report issued January, 2016 demonstrates that Make Parenting A Pleasure® is effective in improving outcomes for stressed families. Make Parenting A Pleasure assists highly stressed families in improving Protective Factors that are associated with reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect, such as parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development and the social and emotional competence of children. (continued...)

Parenting Now!'s Make Parenting A Pleasure® curriculum has been listed as a model program in the new revised and updated edition of Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence. This updated edition features a new introduction by Dr. Vincent Felitti, co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. The book is available through Amazon at: