This webinar caught my eye as it is the at the intersection of my former academic world – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 1My PhD dissertation was on FASD. and my current world – evaluation. Combine that with the fact that one of the presenters is colleague with whom I previously worked (and who I know *always* gives great presentations from which I learn a lot!) and I knew this webinar was one that I didn’t want to miss!
Evaluating FASD Prevention & Support Programs: Tools to Support Planning & Evaluation
- Presenters: Nancy Poole, Deborah Rutman, Marilyn Van Bibber, Carol Hubberstey, Sharon Hume
- Date: 24 February 2014
- Hosted by: BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Website containing resources from the project: www.fasd-evaluation.ca
- supports capacity of community-based organizations to conduct evaluation
- evaluation is about:
- learning how a model works
- learning how to improve a program
- learning new outcomes can be identified
- learning what measures are appropriate for those outcomes
- learning what difference the program is making
- informing evidence-based decision making
- they mapped FASD prevention programs
- levels in a cirlce (from inside to outside): program’s philosophy/theoretical framework, program activities/approaches, program outcomes, participant outcomes, community outcomes
- not suggesting that any given program needs to have *all* the things at the map – these are a collective list of all the things they saw in the programs they looked at
- using the program philosophy as a foundation for evaluation is key (not just for FASD programs, but other programs working with children, women, and families)
- why are we doing things in a particular way?
- are we doing the right things?
- program activities – important to uncover the hidden activities
- link between activities to outcomes
- participant outcomes – short, intermediate and long-term outcomes, along with indicators of those outcomes and measurement tools are provided on the website
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