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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
"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:
Single Parent Families in Poverty
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
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
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: email@example.com
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
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
http://www.lalc.k12.ca.us/catalog/providers/185.html (general info)
Children's Defense Fund
Child Welfare League of America
Family Resource Coalition
Head Start Bureau
National Head Start
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project FLAME at the University of Illinois at Chicago has a number of
bilingual brochures for parents, one specifically that deals with the
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
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
To subscribe: Send a message to: email@example.com
Message: subscribe egad [your name]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message: subscribe govteval [your email address]
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.
To subscribe: Send a message to: email@example.com
Message: subscribe xceval [your name]
The Alliance for Redesigning Government
Kennedy School of Government
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
The Heritage Foundation
The Urban Institute