Evaluation

Our program is outcomes-based. Biannually, we compile quantitative and qualitative data from our standardized screenings, clinical assessments and network-wide interviews to evaluate our outcomes for clients.

For families served in Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017):

  • 83% of children screened as being in an “area of concern” or in a zone that indicated a need for monitoring via the standardized Ages & Stages Questionnaires in one or more areas of development demonstrated improvement by scoring within typical range in the same one or more areas (i.e. communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving);

  • 83% of children showed improvement via Parent Infant Relationship-Global Assessment Scale in behaviors associated with secure attachment (i.e. eye contact, back and forth play, attunement);

*For the complete, detailed 12-month Outcomes Report for FY 2017, please Click Here.

Since our collaborative began, we have seen hundreds of families transform. Preschoolers who had been dismissed from care for violent behavior are now thriving at home and in school, parents who felt hopeless because of past trauma and current depression are sharing joy with their children, and violence and psychological wounds passed from generation to generation have been laid to rest. Most importantly, we know that these outcomes, made at a critical time in young children’s brain development, translate into futures of better physical and mental health, greater success in work and life, and ultimately, a happier, less violent community for everyone.