While providing evaluation-related training and technical assistance to CBCAP programs, FRIENDS staff learned that prevention programs often focus on very similar participant-centered outcomes. Additionally, many State CBCAP administrators expressed interest in a way to collect and compare information on these similar outcomes from the wide variety of programs they help to fund. In response, FRIENDS pulled together a task force of parents, CBCAP administrators and prevention program staff to develop a tool for measuring outcomes that are shared across prevention programs. The Family Support Program Outcome Survey was the result of their efforts.
The Family Support Program Outcome Survey is generic in nature, and looks at broad outcomes that are likely shared across CBCAP programs. It asks parents to rate changes that occurred as a result of receiving family support services. The survey solicits both quantitative and qualitative responses to items related to prevention factors such as access to formal and informal support systems, parenting skills, advocacy and ability to meet basic needs.
This tool comes with an instruction guide and database. A feature of the database is that it allows for programs to enter data from additional survey items that they develop to measure outcomes specific to their programs.
Download the Survey