Clearinghouse Resource


Evaluation Toolkit


FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)


Chapel Hill, NC: FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

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Description of Resource

Supports social services program managers and administrators with plans to develop evaluation tools in order to assess program effectiveness and efficiency. The Federal Government is demanding strict outcome accountability criteria for social services programs, especially for child abuse prevention. This Four Step Toolkit can assist in the development of a cyclical and evolving evaluation system. Step one provides Internet links to numerous websites in order to develop a strong foundational understanding of the outcome accountability process. Step two discusses the Logic Model Builder, developed in collaboration with the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, which allows users to input outcomes and indicators to a template that can be used for their own program. Step three, Outcomes and Indicators, provides short-term and intermediate/long-term outcomes and indicators on the program goals' five domains: child and family health, parenting skills, child development, family relationships, and formal and informal sources of support. Each of these outcomes and indicators within the domain may be edited to reflect the intent and scope of the local program. Step four, Annotated Measurement Tools, provides a compendium of popular tools used to measure outcomes in 38 prevention programs. A link leads to additional discussion on the construction of evaluation tools. CONTENTS 1. Building Your Evaluation Plan 2. Logic Model Builder 3. Outcomes and Indicators 4. Annotated Measurement Tools