5 edition of Evaluating family programs found in the catalog.
Evaluating family programs
|Statement||[edited by] Heather B. Weiss and Francine H. Jacobs.|
|Contributions||Weiss, Heather Bastow., Jacobs, Francine Helene.|
|LC Classifications||HV699 .E85 1988|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2008005497|
Such an advisory panel will lend credibility to your efforts and prove useful in cultivating widespread support for evaluation activities. The report discusses family outcomes approximately one year after program entry. This is why it is important to read research that has been done in the area. Often, management wants to know everything about their products, services or programs. For example, the outcomes of the program can be described. This traditional, experimental-design evaluation examined outcomes of sites that each used the popular HomeBuilders service model which provides intensive services to families over a period of approximately 6 weeks.
Outcomes are the impacts on the customers or on clients receiving services, e. These must now be examined in view of their significance to the program's goals and constraints. It is not a common occurrence for concepts to transfer unambiguously from one culture to another. A Synthesis of Research on Family Preservation and Family Reunification Programs This paper reviews research on programs aimed at preventing out-of-home placement of children, broader family preservation programs, and programs designed to reunify families with children in foster care.
Some Major Types of Program Evaluation When designing your evaluation approach, it may be helpful to review the following three types of evaluations, which are rather common in organizations. Reliability[ edit ] The reliability of a measurement instrument is the 'extent to which the measure produces the same results when used repeatedly to measure the same thing' Rossi et al. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66 2— Outcomes are the impacts on the customers or on clients receiving services, e.
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Support the establishment of a training and education infrastructure to develop expertise in the evaluation of health promotion initiatives.
Evaluating Family Programs effectively bridges the gap between researchers and practitioners in order to bring practical, understandable advice to providers of family programs and to program funders and policymakers. Since incorrect or ineffective implementation will produce the same kind of neutral or negative results that would be produced by correct implementation of a poor innovation, it is essential that evaluation research assess the implementation process itself.
The lead evaluator is ultimately responsible for engaging stakeholders, consultants, and other collaborators who bring the skills and interests needed to plan and conduct the evaluation. Evaluations can verify if the program is really running as originally planned.
Family context refers to attempts on the part of the program to address issues of family functioning and the family environment, including stress, isolation, family cohesion, and problems related to child and substance abuse.
However, developing in-house evaluation expertise and capacity is a beneficial goal for most public health organizations. Evaluation team members should clearly define their respective roles. The general steps to accomplish an outcomes-based evaluation include to: 1.
Reid, M. You may want other information or a combination of these. Outcomes are benefits to clients from participation in the program. An initial step in the formation of a team is to decide who will be responsible for planning and implementing evaluation activities.
Key Considerations: Consider the following key questions when designing a program evaluation. Journal of Family Psychology, 10, — The report also identifies issues that the implementation of fiscal reforms face and describes how well fiscal reforms appear to be working. Shifting demographics and work patterns, growing numbers of women in the work force, teenage pregnancy, single-parent families, and the deinstitutionalization of the elderly, disabled, and mentally ill--all these trends have significantly affected family life.
Assessment through comparison with research and practice  This form of assessment requires gaining information from research literature and existing practices to assess various components of the program theory.
What information do I need to answer the questions? The steps in the CDC Framework are informed by a set of standards for evaluation. Produce data or verify results that can be used for public relations and promoting services in the community. More recently especially as a result of Michael Patton's development of utilization-focused evaluationevaluation has focused on utility, relevance and practicality at least as much as scientific validity.
These questions can be selected by carefully considering what is important to know about the program. Miller-Johnson, S. Population in need: are people with the condition that the program seeks to address; e. By clearly identifying and understanding client needs ahead of the evaluation, costs and time of the evaluative process can be streamlined and reduced, while still maintaining credibility.
Process-Based Evaluations Process-based evaluations are geared to fully understanding how a program works -- how does it produce that results that it does. This is based on the idea that, in real-world programs, things have more than one cause. You may not need all of the above.
RutmanSmithand Wholly suggested the questions listed below to assist with the review process. What do customers or clients consider to be strengths of the program? In particular, data collection instruments need to take meaning into account as the subject matter may not be considered sensitive in a particular context might prove to be sensitive in the context in which the evaluation is taking place.
They don't have to. Accuracy: Will the evaluation produce findings that are valid and reliable, given the needs of those who will use the results?It is a state-of-the-art case management platform designed to support best-practice service planning, program improvement, evaluation, and reporting specifically for family strengthening and home visitation programs.
The newest version of the Family Assessment Form Software, FAF Web, has all the features of the original FAF Pro software. assess the effectiveness of family support programs and services.
This is the first of three volumes of the Final Report for the National Evaluation of Family Support Programs. The three volumes report on distinctly different aspects of the study. This volume reports findings from a meta-analysis of existing research on programs that provide.
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Visit atlasbowling.com to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. Margaret Caspe from HFRP describes the various measures family intervention and prevention programs use to evaluate family processes.
HFRP > Evaluation > The Evaluation Exchange > Issue Archive > Evaluating Family Involvement Programs > A Catalog of Family Process Measures For more information about this book visit www. Michael Kerr (who worked with Bowen for many years) and Bowen propose that the enormously complex task of evaluating a clinical family can be orderly when it is grounded in family systems theory.
Using family diagrams and case studies, the book is devoted to an elegant explication of Bowen theory, which analyzes multigenerational family Cited by: Apr 15, · The purpose of the National Evaluation of Family Support Programs was to understand the effects of family support on families and children.
A central task of the evaluation was to synthesize and analyze the body of research on family support, to answer.