Projects evaluated in this area strive to improve the health and well-being of children and families of all cultural backgrounds as well as prevent child abuse and neglect.
Key components of “Family Engagement and Support” evaluations include:
- qualitative analysis of the collaborative process
- evaluation of a child’s social-emotional competence
- evaluation of parent-child interaction (see Keys to Interactive Parenting Scale for a sample assessment tool)
- evaluation of child and family protective factors
Sample “Family Engagement and Support” evaluation projects include:
The Nebraska Children and Families Foundation embraces a community collaborative approach with an emphasis on a parent-child interaction strategy within the context of a strengthened prevention system.
Early Childhood Services Teen Parent Program provides individualized services and support for teen parents to improve parental educational attainment and self-sufficiency and child and family health outcomes.
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