ERIC Number: ED225656
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-10
Reference Count: N/A
Phase III Research Report. Evaluation of the Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP).
Nauta, Marrit J.; And Others
This report, sixth in a series of Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP) evaluations, focuses on CFRP impact on families within outcome domains other than child development after a year and a half of program participation, additionally describing the nature and extent of that participation. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the CFRP evaluation design, including a description of research questions, study components, and data collection procedures. Also presented is a brief profile of the characteristics of families participating in the study and a discussion of sample attrition. Chapter 2 defines CFRP treatment and describes factors concerned with service delivery, including assessment of families' needs and strengths, individualization of program emphasis, referrals, and goals. This chapter also examines the amount of contact families have had with the program and its various activities, reporting on ways in which families are benefited from their involvement. Chapter 3 assesses program impact by comparing CFRP families with a group of families not enrolled with regard to several outcome domains likely to be affected by program participation (use of community services and support, family circumstances, health, and parent/child interaction). Finally, chapter 4 summarizes evaluation results presented in chapters 2 and 3, discussing implications of these findings. Technical support materials for the observation study of parent/child interaction are appended along with F-ratio data associated with the study outcomes. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.