ERIC Number: ED469200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Matrix Project. Interchange 77.
McIvor, Gill; Moodie, Kristina
The Matrix Project is a program that has been established in central Scotland with the aim of reducing the risk of offending and anti-social behavior among vulnerable children. The project provides a range of services to children between eight and 11 years of age who are at risk in the local authority areas of Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling. It builds upon well-established working relationships between the local authorities and other relevant agencies and adopts an evidence-based approach to the services provided. The objective of the work undertaken by Matrix is to reduce the risk factors associated with offending and anti-social behavior and promote those factors which provide children with resilience in the face of these risks. This report provides an account of the Matrix Projects work over a period of almost two years. The research on which it is based included: the collection of information about children and their families from project files; interviews with project staff, with representatives of agencies who have contact with vulnerable children and with children referred to Matrix and their parents; and the observation of referral meetings. (GCP)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, At Risk Persons, Children, Delinquency, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Resilience (Personality)
Education and Young People Research Unit, Scottish Executive Education Department, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, Scotland. For full text: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/ic77-00.asp
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Executive Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)