ERIC Number: ED448236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Transforming Neighborhoods into Family-Supporting Environments: Evaluation Issues and Challenges. Report of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Research and Evaluation Conference (Baltimore, Maryland, March 1999).
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's fourth conference occurred as the Foundation launched a new neighborhood transformation and family development strategy centered on strengthening families. This conference summary presents discussions of the major themes from the conference. Section 1, "Understanding the Connection between Families and Communities," explores how neighborhood resources and characteristics can impact a family's efforts to raise its children. Section 2, "Evaluating Initiatives That Strengthen Families and Build Communities," describes the challenges facing evaluators of neighborhood- and family-building initiatives, the issues involved in providing technical assistance on evaluation, and tactics for presenting data in useful and compelling ways. Section 3, "Lessons for Future Initiatives and Evaluations," concludes the summary with lessons and recommendations proposed by the participants. Appendixes contain the conference agenda, transcripts of two keynote addresses, and a list of participants. The keynote addresses (not titled) were by Angela Blackwell and Felton Earls. (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Development, Evaluation Methods, Family Programs, Family Status, Neighborhood Improvement, Program Evaluation, Technical Assistance
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-223-2890; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site: http://www.aecf.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.