This resource gives a quick overview of some of the main evaluation designs used for outcomes evaluations or impact evaluations.
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This short resource defines program evaluation in the context of child and family support services for those who are new to evaluation.
This short resource provides guidance and links to additional information to step you through a basic literature review.
This resource presents nine principles to apply to your evaluation to maximise its use.
This resource is for evaluation beginners needing help with developing an evaluation plan for a program, project or service for children and families.
The purpose of this guide is to help in the implementation of evidence-informed programs and practices in the child and family service sector.
Practical guidance for involving children in child-safe organisations, based on what children and young people have said themselves
Key considerations for those thinking about evaluating the outcomes or impact of a program for Indigenous families and communities
This paper offers guidance to the management of child protection and related services by drawing on occupational health literature
The effect of trauma on the brain development of children: Evidence-based principles for supporting the recovery of children in care
An overview of cognitive development in children who have experienced trauma, and principles to support effective practice responses