Aboriginal Program Evaluation

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The Alberta ALIGN Association of Community Services actively supports members in their evaluation and outcomes initiatives - take a look through our resources!

ALIGN/Ministry OBSD Newsletter
ALIGN Journals
ALIGN Presentation and Training Resources
ALIGN Collaborative Documents and Initiatives
ALIGN Reports - Includes Annual Member Surveys - Stats and Data

ArtBridges ArtBridges

Indigenous Approaches to Program Evaluation National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health 2014 This fact sheet reviews different types of program evaluation activities and discusses Indigenous approaches and ethical guidelines for engaging in a program evaluation.

Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health

Navigating Between Rigour and Community-Based Research Partnerships: Building the Evaluation of the Uniting Our Nations Health Promotion Program for FNMI Youth Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 2013, 32(2): 13-25, 10.7870/cjcmh-2013-016
This article begins with a brief description of our school-based programming to provide context. Next, it identifies challenges in conducting rigorous program evaluation and highlight the requirements of community-based research partnerships

Casey Family Programs Signs of Safety Casey Family Programs Signs of Safety

Signs of Safety IT System April 24, 2017 was a breakthrough day for the Signs of Safety approach.
On that day in Islington London, together with Servelec HSC, the first fully specified Signs of Safety information management system was launched.

The system’s forms embed all the of the Signs of Safety practice elements, from intake through to closure, and include all the assessment and planning methods. Comprehensive Signs of Safety practice guidance is also embedded throughout the system. Since the Servelec system is built in the English context, the system is also fully compliant with English legislative and statutory returns requirements…

With the launch of the Signs of Safety IT system, Signs of Safety consultants can now offer any child protection organization the forms, experience and IT partners that are needed to implement a Signs of Safety IT system for their agency. This will enable the agency to create the recording environment where workers are supported to practice using the Signs of Safety approach, and deliver an IT system that workers will want to use because it will help them carry out their direct work with families…

The Power of Partnership Video & Workbook: How to Use Signs of Safety in Child Protection

Signs of Safety Supervisor Practice Fidelity Assessment Casey Family Programs have just released the first report that describes the development of a supervisor assessment fidelity measurement tool

See More Signs of Safety News and Resources

Excellence For Children and Youth Excellence For Children and Youth

Method Mini-Tool Kit
Focus Group Interviews: An Overview
Qualitative interviewing
Using Questionnaires
Case studies

Inspirenet Inspirenet

Indigenous Approaches to Program Evaluation
This fact sheet reviews different types of program evaluation activities and discusses Indigenous approaches and ethical guidelines for engaging in a program evaluation.

Johnston Research Johnston Research

The Waawiyeyaa Evaluation Tool – Online Workshop
Enables evaluators to capture a qualitative storyboard utilizing a cultural-based learning video (available for download). The training supports you in experiencing the tool first-hand, learning how to analyze and report on the data and transform the storyboard into a quantitative database file which can track program impacts over time. JRI has utilized this tool to evaluate healing, justice, health, addiction, employment, mental health, education, and cultural teaching programs. The tool’s development conversations were held with Indigenous evaluators, traditional healers, and Indigenous programs; in addition to comparisons to models of Indigenous healing journeys.

In-house Indigenous Evaluation Tool enables evaluators to capture a qualitative storyboard utilizing a cultural-based learning video (available for download). Training supports you in experiencing the tool first-hand, learning how to analyze and report on the data and transform the storyboard into a quantitative database file which can track program impacts over time

NCCAH NCCAH

Indigenous Approaches to Program Evaluation
This paper briefly review different types of program evaluation activities and discuss Indigenous approaches and ethical guidelines

The eXchange The eXchange

Archived Webinar: Indigenous Approaches To Youth Program Evaluation
Discussing the importance of incorporating culturally appropriate and responsive elements of Indigenous worldview into evaluating Aboriginal youth programs. We explored the principles of Indigenous program evaluation, how to develop an appropriate framework, and how to gain insight into how well the program is achieving its intended outcomes

University of Wisconsin‐Madison and University of Wisconsin–Extension University of Wisconsin‐Madison and University of Wisconsin–Extension

Culturally Appropriate Programming: What Do We Know About Evidence Based Programs for Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Youth and their Families?(pdf).
With the growing interest in evidence‐based programs for the prevention of juvenile delinquency and other youth problems comes an increased concern about the cultural appropriateness of these programs for youth and families from various cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. The current research on how programs might vary in their effectiveness for youth and families from different cultural backgrounds is not conclusive. However, there is a growing body of research that is beginning to provide some insights. In this paper, we summarize what is known and what areas are in need of more research.