Padres Informados Jovenes Praparados began in 2007, when Michele Allen and Veronica Svetaz joined efforts to develop a parenting program to promote positive parent-child relationships to reduce smoking and substance use among Latino families with adolescents. The curriculum was created between 2008 and 2009, and pilot tested in 2010. Then, the program was refined and evaluated using a randomized controlled trial between 2011 and 2015. Through collaboration with seven community organizations, Padres Informados, Jovenes Preparados was able to reach 352 Latino families from urban and rural areas of Minnesota to participate in the trial. Since then, the partnership has worked in developing dissemination strategies to expand the use of the program.