Evaluating Prevention Programs
Evaluation is a critical element of child abuse prevention program sustainability, as funders and policymakers increasingly ask for evidence of the effectiveness of the programs they fund. It is also necessary for child abuse and neglect prevention and family support programs to conduct evaluation activities as part of their ongoing quality assurance efforts. Use the following resources to identify evaluation strategies, make an economic case for child abuse prevention, and find results of prevention program evaluations.
- Evaluation toolkit and logic model builder
- Tools for evaluating prevention programs
- Making an economic case
- Results of program evaluations
CBCAP Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)
Questions and answers regarding PART and its role in assessing and improving the performance of all programs receiving Federal assistance, including its impact on CBCAP programs.
Guidelines for CBCAP Lead Agencies on Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Programs and Practices (PDF - 166 KB)
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) (2007)
Provides information on the background, vision, and guidelines regarding requirements for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) efficiency measures for federally funded CBCAP programs.
Program Evaluation: A Variety of Rigorous Methods Can Help Identify Effective Interventions (PDF - 662 KB)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (2009)
Examines federally supported efforts to identify effective interventions, types of interventions best suited for assessment with randomized experiments, and alternative rigorous methods used to assess effectiveness.