The purpose of this guide is to help in the implementation of evidence-informed programs and practices in the child and family service sector.
CFCA produces a range of publications. These include CFCA Papers, which offer an objective exploration of how research applies to policy and practice, and are written by or in collaboration with expert researchers and service providers. CFCA Resource Sheets and Practitioner Resources are shorter papers that focus on a specific issue in depth.
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This resource is for practitioners and policy makers who want to learn more about the needs assessment process or how to conduct a needs assessment.
An overview of developmental evaluation—what it is, why it was established, and what it can be used for.
A snapshot of evaluation and Value for Money as a process to assist organisations to plan, develop and improve their programs.
Key considerations for those thinking about evaluating the outcomes or impact of a program for Indigenous families and communities
Provides practical information on the structures, practices and actions that support a change toward a strong culture of evaluation and research
Information on how to disseminate evaluation findings to the broader service sector, including tips for writing and publishing an evaluation report
Information about the types of evaluation methods that inform evidence-based practice, and tips for services on establishing a culture of evaluation
A guide to the why, who, what, when, where and how of evaluation, particularly the vital tasks needed to ensure an evaluation goes smoothly
An outline of the steps involved in planning an evaluation, and an overview of the key concepts relating to the broad stages of evaluation