ERIC Number: ED118243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-4
Reference Count: N/A
Community Based Child Advocacy Projects: A Study in Evaluation.
Kamerman, Sheila B.
This report describes a study of 23 community-based child advocacy projects, located in 14 states and 20 cities, and outlines a strategy for evaluating such projects. Data on each project's history, development, and current activities were obtained. Data were analyzed to (1) determine how such projects are started and become operational, (2) identify stages in project development, and (3) establish a strategy for evaluating each identified stage of development. From the analyses, an evaluation instrument for community-based child advocacy projects was developed and piloted on six of the 23 projects studied. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with staff at these six projects to determine the relative success of each child-advocacy project in terms of its planning and implementation. Variables such as funding agency, leadership, program structure, and advocacy objectives, processes, and targets were found to be important in program effectiveness. A review of evaluation research is included. (BRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. School of Social Work.