ERIC Number: ED468135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
The Evaluation Exchange: Emerging Strategies in Evaluating Child and Family Services, 1999.
The Evaluation Exchange: Emerging Strategies in Evaluating Child and Family Services, v5 n1, 2/3 1999
This document is comprised of the 1999 issues (issues 2 and 3 are combined) of a newsletter of the Harvard Family Research Project, designed to share new ideas and experiences in evaluating systems reform and comprehensive child and family services. The first issue focuses on the evaluation of youth programs and includes the following articles: (1) "Reflections on Evaluating Strength-Based Approaches to Youth Development"; (2) "Youth Empowerment Evaluation"; (3) "The Juvenile Justice Evaluation Project"; (4)"Interview with Karen Pittman," regarding challenges to evaluating youth development programs, issues related to promoting policy changes, and contribution of other countries' experiences to youth development programming in the United States; (5) "Building Local Capacity for Evaluation: The Michigan Abstinence Partnership Evaluation"; and (6) "New Strategies in Foundation Grantmaking for Children and Youth." The second issue includes results of a reader survey, with the remaining articles focusing on methodological topics, particularly those involving complex initiatives or problems: (1) "Simplifying Complex Initiative Evaluation"; (2) "At What Price? Benefit-Cost Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Program Evaluation"; (3) "Evaluating Collaboratives: Challenges and Practice"; (4) "Interview with Michael Scriven," focusing on the challenges facing the evaluation field, evaluation as a distinct discipline, and links between evaluation and practice; (5) "Evaluating the National Replication of a Prevention Program for Youth and Their Families: Middle School 'Families and Schools Together'"; (6) "Cooperative Extension's Capacity To Support Programs for Children, Youth, and Families at Risk: The Organizational Change Survey"; (7) "Community-Based Research: Research for Action"; (8) "'The Evaluation Exchange' Readers' Survey"; and (9) "Quality of Life: A Framework for Examining the Impact of Welfare Reform." Each issue includes information on training opportunities and evaluation resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Cost Effectiveness, Empowerment, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Problems, Evaluation Research, Evaluation Utilization, Juvenile Justice, Newsletters, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Surveys, Theory Practice Relationship, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.
Note: Also supported by the F. B. Heron Foundation. For the 1998 issues, see ED 434 768.