ERIC Number: ED429669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Family Support Evaluation.
Lalley, Jacqueline, Ed.; Ahsan, Nilofer, Ed.
Family Resource Coalition of America Report, v16 n4 Win 1998
The Family Resource Coalition of America (FRCA) and the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice convened a meeting of evaluators, policymakers, and program practitioners to discuss the issue of evaluation in the field of family support. The goal was to bring together those who were implementing programs, evaluating programs, and those asking for information on the impact of programs. This issue of the FRCA Report focuses on the outcomes of that meeting. Following an introduction to current issues in family support evaluation, the journal is comprised of three main sections: (1) using evaluation to work in family support programs; (2) progressive models and theories; and (3) state-level innovations. Article titles include: (1) "A New Focus on Results: Current Issues in Family Support Evaluation"; (2) "Coming Soon: How Are We Doing? A New FRCA Tool for Comprehensive Program Self-Assessment"; (3) "Parent Involvement in Evaluation" (McDonald); (4) "Being a Parent Leader in Program Evaluation" (Payton); (5) "Lessons Learned: Academic Research Meets Grassroots Expertise"; (6) "Lessons Learned: Evaluation in a Family Support Center"; (7) "Residents Call for Evaluation that Serves the Community: St. Thomas/Irish Channel Consortium [New Orleans]"; (8) "The Seven C's of Conducting Evaluation: From the Outside In" (Noboa-Rios); (9) "Theories of Change: A Powerful Approach to Evaluating Family Support Programs" (Connell and Kubisch); (10) "Evaluation That Works for You: A Practical Useful Model from the Field" [Tufts University]" (Kapuscik and Jacobs); (11)"Highlights from the Harvard Family Research Project" (Schilder); (12) "Best Evaluation of the Year: How [Minnesota's] Early Childhood Family Education Measured Low-Income Family Outcomes" (Cooke); and (13) "State-Funded Programs in Ohio Work Together to Evaluate Success" (Hecht). Also included are a glossary of evaluation terms, directory of evaluators, and a resource file. (LBT)
Descriptors: Children, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Family Relationship, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Washington, DC. Children's Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.; National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana (New Orleans); Minnesota; Ohio