Evaluation of Young Parents' Program for parents and children experiencing drug and alcohol problems

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: March 2010
  • Expected end date: November 2010
  • Completion date: January 2011
  • Funded by: Palmerston Association
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This proposal is in response to an approach by Palmerston Association to provide research and evaluation advice and services for the Young parents' Program. Currently this program is offered in Katanning, Mt Barker and Albany in the Great Southern region. It is intended that this initial proposal will establish a research relationship between Curtin University (through Sherry Saggers), and Palmerston in order to: negotiate an appropriate evaluation methodology for both Indigenous wormen and their children currently accessing the program, and for potential clients; and to provide information that will inform Palmerston's planning process over the next five years. The evaluation framework will include: the development of key priciples that underpin Palmerston's work in order to make service delivery for Indigenous women and their children effective' and recommendations for improvement upon current practice. A preliminary evaluation of this program will be conducted over a six mnth period and will inform evaluation planning for the Young Parents' Program over the coming years.

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Frances, K. and Saggers, S. (2011). Evaluation of Palmerston Association Yarning and Parenting Program for parents and children experiencing drug and alcohol problems. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9807054-4-7 [T211] Download PDF