Program Outcomes for Parents & Families


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The WonderWise Parent

Also see "Creating Communities that Care about Parents"

"Principles of Parenting"

Harvard Family Research Project

Collaborative Participatory and Empower Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG) Newsletter

"Parenting the Second and Third Years"

Parenting the Preschooler Newsletter

Family Studies Database, "BIBLIOLINE" at:

Parents can learn to be Internet savvy at

ParentLink in Missouri

Parenting Evaluation Decision Framework

National Parent Education Network

Father Education goes online with the FatherWork Virtual Workshop

National Network for Family Resiliency

Information about single parenting is available at:

Parents Place


Welfare-to-Work Transition

Single Parent Families in Poverty

Parent Soup

Family Works!

Urban/Minority Families

From the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty, check out their "FOCUS" publication at

For information about, as well as materials developed for parents and communities, see the "I Am Your Child Campaign"

Information for parents and practitioners about "Spanking"

Parenting: The First Year

Information about parent resource centers can be found at:

National Parent Information Network sponsors a "Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders" at:

Cornell Cooperative Extension has a annotated catalog of publications and audiovisuals related to parenting issues available at

U. S. Department of Education, "Including Your Child," deals with special needs children and their parents

A Back to School Special Report on the Baby Boom Echo: Here Come the Teenagers documents the continuing growth of public and private school enrollment

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Project Appleseed Education Home Page

National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics

The United Way's Resource Network on Outcome Measurement "Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach"

Parenting Web Site

Evaluation Help: For a Directory of Evaluators

Evaluation Sites

A site that offers links to many web resources on evaluation brought to you by Government Performance Information Consultants.

The Home Page of the American Evaluation Association, an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation.

The Home Page of the Canadian Evaluation Association which is dedicated to the advancement of evaluation for its members and the public.

The Evaluation Center, located at Western Michigan University, is a research and development unit that provides national and international leadership for advancing the theory and practice of evaluation, as applied to education and human services.

The United Way's Resource Network on Outcome Measurement: A guide to resources for measuring program outcomes for health, human service, and youth- and family-serving agencies. Their manual, Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach, can be ordered here.

The American Evaluation Association has a Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation topical interest group that is dedicated to the exploration and refinement of collaborative, participatory, and empowerment approaches to evaluation.

Innovation Network, Inc., (InnoNet) is an organization dedicated to helping small- to medium-sized nonprofit organizations successfully meet their missions. The purpose of their site is to provide the tools, instruction, guidance framework to create detailed program plans, evaluation plans and fund-raising plans.

The Grantmakers Evaluation Network (GEN) is an affinity group of the Council on Foundations. The purpose of GEN is to promote the development and growth of evaluation in philanthropy. GEN will seek to leverage, expand, and diversify the sources of philanthropic dollars for evaluation and to build the capacity of members and others in its pursuit.

This is Sociometrics‚ Home Page. Click on "Evaluation Resources" for a description of evaluation resources available directly from Sociometrics.

A site listing many education-related links for assessment and evaluation.

The Center for Mental Health Policy is housed in the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies of Vanderbilt University, and focuses on child, adolescent and family mental health services research. Their page has links to other mental health related sites.

Maintained by the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at the University of California San Francisco. This site provides tools to help with planning, designing and implementing evaluations for HIV prevention programs.

The Measurement Group, in collaboration with PROTOTYPES, has been funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration to provide help on evaluation and dissemination activities to 27 national demonstration programs on HIV/AIDS treatment services. This Evaluation and Dissemination Center is a part of HRSA's activities to develop innovative models for treating HIV/AIDS.

Looking for a shortcut to parent education information on the Internet? Try AskERIC, a FREE Internet-based resource for professional educators and anyone interested in the practice of education. AskERIC is sponsored by the Department of Education, the National Library of Education and Syracuse University's Schools of Information Studies and Education. AskERIC's personalized question-answering service will respond to your e-mail questions about the theory and practice of education. We compile and send you citations from the ERIC database as well as electronic resources such as World Wide Web sites and listserv discussion groups. Typical turnaround time is two business days. E-mail your questions to: or visit the AskERIC web site at

ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation

The Evaluation Clearinghouse

CRESST Home Page (The Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing at UCLA)

Centre for Program Evaluation, The University of Melbourne

For a comprehensive discussion of program evaluation, as well as a framework that is action-oriented; teaching-oriented; diverse, inclusive, participatory, non-hierarchical; humble, self-critical; interdisciplinary; truth-seeking; forward looking; ethical and democratic check out Bill Trochim's overview piece at:

Research Methods for Evaluation and Planning

Scout Report Home Page (Smart surfer guide to the web)

Psychology Resources on the Net

Here's a comprehensive list of a number of electronic evaluation resources. Do some surfing and find one suited to your needs and interests. All are recommended by the American Evaluation Association (AEA, 1997):

Associations and Organizations

American Evaluation Association (AEA)

American Educational Research Association (AERA) has an evaluation component. Substance abuse is discussed as it pertains to school age children and youth.
(general info)

Children's Defense Fund

Child Welfare League of America

Family Resource Coalition

Head Start Bureau

National Head Start

National PTA

Parent Education Association of Kansas

Federal Sites and Databases

List of WWW Servers (USA Federal Government)

National Institutes of Health Home Page

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

U.S. Census Bureau Home Page

CIESIN's US Demography


American Statistical Association

SIMSTAT is a great inexpensive program with some powerful features, and even does some things the mainstream programs such as SPSS won't do.

"DataDesk" a user friendly program for statistics. Contact: Data Description, Inc. (607) 257-1000 or

National Center for Education Statistic's 1996 National Household Education Survey of the parents of 16,910 kindergarten through 12-graders. It is one of the first bodies of research that examines the individual contributions of mothers and fathers in their children's education. The full report is available at

Evaluation Training

University of Maryland Department of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation

University of Toronto

Department of Health studies at Texas Women's University

Hispanic/Latino Parenting Resources

The ERIC system has brochures and ERIC Digests available in Spanish. A number of these deal with understanding the school system and how to be involved in your child's education. Others offer child development information. Phone 800-583-4135; e-mail:

Project FLAME at the University of Illinois at Chicago has a number of bilingual brochures for parents, one specifically that deals with the adolescent years.

The US Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement produces a "Helping Your Child" series that has some booklets in Spanish. I don't have a phone number for ordering. However, some are available at:


An open list for people interested in research methodology and statistics. If you have any question about the EGAD list, write to the list owners at:
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An unmoderated global electronic discussion group open to anyone involved or interested in issues related to public sector program evaluation. GOVTEVAL is based at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Malaysia, on a joint basis with the Program for Public Sector Evaluation, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia.

To subscribe: Send a message to:
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For persons interested in topics related to international and cross-cultural evaluation. It is hosted by Craig Russon of Palmer College and Mahesh Patel of UNICEF.

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Results-Based Accountability

The Alliance for Redesigning Government

Kennedy School of Government

Minnesota Planning

National Performance Review

Oregon Government Resources

Check out what other states have at:
http://www.state.**.us (insert two-letter state abbreviation for **)


John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur

Pew Charitable Trusts

Carnegie Corporation

The Heritage Foundation

The Urban Institute



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