Evidence-Based Assessment Tool. A Guide for Family Support Providers and Funders. History. Developed in 2005 Original purpose was to assist funders in making the best investment possible Reviewed by the Family Support Leadership group. Who should Use this tool?.
Evidence-Based Assessment Tool
A Guide for Family Support Providers and Funders
1. Informed Decision Making2. Better Programs3. Better Results for Children and Families
Implementation for Programs*Review a few questions a week with staff during your regular staff meetings*Complete the Assessment as a planning/program improvement activity*It is important to include direct service staff. They are the ones responsible for service delivery.
Key Question: With limited financial resources, what can we do to improve our services?
The decisions that staff make on a daily basis can make a difference as to whether the child or family receives services that are scientifically proven to have a positive impact.
1. The staff at all levels have professional development opportunities to ensure a level of competency prior to serving children and families.
2. The caseloads of staff reflect the program model recommendations and are monitored periodically.
3. Different types of supervision and monitoring are provided on a regular basis.
Quality Services and Programs
A component group of Early Childhood Iowa