ERIC Number: ED224614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-25
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP). Phase II Report. Volume I: Research Report.
Nauta, Marrit; And Others
This volume, third in a series evaluating the Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP), provides an overview of the evaluation, documents the first 6 months of the study, and examines initial program impact on families. Chapter 1 briefly summarizes the design of the CFRP evaluation and addresses the issues of sample selection and attrition, data collection procedures, and analytic strategies. In chapter 2, profiles are presented of the participating families and children. Chapter 3 provides a brief overview of program services along with a profile of CFRP staff, additionally examining the relationship between the CFRP staff and families, families' and staff's expectations, and the extent to which the views of staff and families were congruent. The impact of the CFRP on families and infants after 6 months of program participation is the focus of chapter 4. Also described in this chapter is preliminary program impact in relation to changes in four outcome domains: (1) family circumstances (i.e., employment, education, income, housing, and so on), (2) maternal and child health, (3) parent/child relationships and interaction, and (4) family capacity for independence (use of community resources, locus of control and coping strategies, and affiliation with family and social networks). Finally, chapter 5 presents preliminary conclusions of this phase of the CFRP evaluation and gives recommendations for the future direction of evaluation. Related materials are included in six appendices. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.