ERIC Number: ED457496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Final Evaluation Report: Family to Family Program.
Ramey, Luellen; Meyer, David P.
This evaluation report of the Family to Family Program assesses parental attitudes towards their Family to Family experience and the functioning of their emotionally impaired children. It reviews issues of goal achievement; the impact on the targeted problem; service population demographics; and sustainability. Related topics include administration and administrative support; recruitment of consumer families; identification of host families; consumer support services; and characteristics of the consumers and their families. The report assesses all four variables proposed in the evaluation plan including: the functioning of participating children, family cohesion and adaptability, and parental attitudes about personal and family issues using the Family to Family Questionnaire. The evaluation concluded that the program succeeded in achieving its stated goals of providing appropriate families with respite services. Child, family, and parent variables measured by the three instruments all yielded significant evidence for the efficacy of the program. All statistical indices suggest that children, families, and parents function better as a result of the program's services. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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