Toward an Evaluation Framework for Community-Based FASD Prevention Programs

  • Carol Hubberstey Nota Bene Consulting Group
  • Deborah Rutman University of Victoria Canada FASD Research Network, Network Action Team on Prevention Nota Bene Consulting Group
  • Sharon Hume Nota Bene Consulting Group
  • Marilyn Van Bibber Nota Bene Consulting Group
  • Nancy Poole BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health Prevention Lead, Canada FASD Research Network, Network Action Team on Prevention
Keywords: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, FASD Aboriginal programs, FASD conceptual framework / ensemble des troubles causés par l’alcoolisation foetale, programmes aborigènes de l’ETCAF, cadre conceptuel de l’ETCAF

Abstract

This article discusses creation of common evaluation frameworks for FASD-related programs. The project was guided by a social determinants of health perspective and included a literature search and consultations across Canada to help refine and confirm the final product. The end result was development of three visual maps: FASD prevention programs, FASD support programs, and FASD programs in Aboriginal communities. Each map comprises concentric rings showing theoretical foundations; activities and approaches; and formative (program), participant, and community/systemic outcomes. The project website provides tools and indicators. The visual maps have wide- ranging applications that go beyond evaluation of FASD programs.

Cet article décrit la création de cadres d’évaluation communs pour les programmes de l’ETCAF. Le projet a été guidé par des déterminants sociaux de la santé et comprenait une recherche documentaire ainsi que des consultations à travers le Canada afin d’aider à affiner et à confirmer le produit final. Le résultat final a été la réalisation de trois cartes visuelles comprenant : des programmes de prévention de l’ETCAF, des programmes de soutien de l’ETCAF et des programmes de l’ETCAF chez les communautés autochtones. Chaque carte est composée d’anneaux concentriques indiquant : les fondements théoriques, les activités et les approches ainsi que les résultats programmatiques chez les participants et au sein de la communauté. Le site web du projet propose des outils et des indicateurs. Ces cartes visuelles ont des applications qui vont au-delà des programmes de l’ETCAF.

Author Biographies

Carol Hubberstey, Nota Bene Consulting Group

Carol Hubberstey, MA, is a principal and founder of Nota Bene Consulting Group with 19 years experience conducting research and evaluation in the health and social service sectors. She is a long standing member of the Canadian Evaluation Society.

Deborah Rutman, University of Victoria Canada FASD Research Network, Network Action Team on Prevention Nota Bene Consulting Group
Deborah Rutman, PhD, is a principal and founder of Nota Bene Consulting Group, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, and a member of the Canada FASD Research Network, Network Action Team on Prevention. She has written several articles on FASD.
Sharon Hume, Nota Bene Consulting Group
Sharon Hume, MSW, is a principal and founder of Nota Bene Consulting Group with over 40 years experience as a consultant, senior manager in government, and program evaluator.
Marilyn Van Bibber, Nota Bene Consulting Group
Marilyn is an Aboriginal nurse is a principal of Nota Bene Consulting Group and has a long standing interest in FASD. She wrote a well-used manual on Prevention of FASD entitled “It Takes A Community”.
Nancy Poole, BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health Prevention Lead, Canada FASD Research Network, Network Action Team on Prevention
Nancy Poole Phd (cand), is well known for her research in the areas of trauma-informed practice, girls' and women's alcohol and tobacco use, prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, gender and health promotion, and the intersections of women's mental health, experience of trauma, homelessness and substance use/addiction.
Published
2015-05-22
Section
Practice Note- English