Family Outcomes

Using Family Survey Data for Program Improvement

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Don Bailey, Jim Henson, Pam Rouch, Melissa Raspa, and Maureen Sullivan

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

This is an encore presentation from the June, 2009 Measuring Child and Family Outcomes conference. This session shares guidance materials and offers suggestions for analyzing and using family survey data collected with a variety of different approaches for program improvement. Presenters from West Virginia and Vermont will highlight how they have begun using family survey data for program improvement, discuss lessons learned, and offer suggestions for addressing the challenges they have encountered.

Outcomes Conference Orientation Webinar

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Kathy Hebbeler (SRI) and Robin Rooney (ECO) 

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

An overview of the upcoming 2011 conference and background information on outcomes was presented for anyone planning on attending the conference who is also new to the field.

 

Orientation to Child Outcomes Measurement

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Lynne Kahn and Christina Kasprzak, ECO at FPG 

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This session provided an orientation to child outcomes measurement. It was designed for those who are new to outcomes measurement and those needing a refresher.

Measuring Early Childhood Outcomes for Young Children with Special Needs

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Judy Swett, PACER Center; Lynne Kahn and Christina Kasprzak, ECO at FPG/UNC; and Michelle Lewis, Parent, ICC Vice Chair, New Hampshire PTI

Year: 
2009
Abstract: 

The purpose of this webinar was to provide the latest information on how programs are measuring child and family outcomes to meet federal requirements, and to provide information about how PTI staff can be involved in state efforts to measure child and family outcomes. The work of Michelle Lewis and the New Hampshire PTI was highlighted.

Family Outcomes Framework Webinar

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

Developed by the ECO Center in partnership with a workgroup of states, the Family Outcomes Measurement System Framework and Self-Assessment tool was presented by Melissa Raspa (RTI) and Siobhan Colgan (ECO Center).

Data-Based Decision Making: Tools for Improving Practice

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Presented by Anne Lucas (RRCP) and Christina Kasprzak (NECTAC)

Year: 
2011
Abstract: 

In the fourth call of the Using Data Call Series, held May 10, 2011, presenters shared a tool designed by ECO, NECTAC and the RRCP to help states use data to facilitate systemic state and local improvement. The tool illustrates the use of root cause analysis and other strategies for data-based decision making that improve practices.  The tool was updated in April 2012 based on input from the field and the document includes a link to the revised Excel spreadsheet.

Child Outcomes (C-3/B-7) and Family Outcomes (C-4)

Type: 
Webinar
Author/Presenter: 

Presented by Christina Kasprzak, Robin Rooney and Siobhan Colgan, ECO at FPG

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

This session discussed the analysis of data states have submitted on Indicators C-3, C-4 and B-7 of their APRs which provides a national perspective on child and family outcomes. Presenters also discussed the data and continuing challenges with data quality, and planning for the 2011 APR and revised SPP submission. 

Why Collect Outcomes Data?

Type: 
Training Resource
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2012
Abstract: 

This session provides background information for those new to outcomes measurement. The session provides an understanding of the historical roots of federal accountability, the current requirements, and the various purposes and uses of outcomes measurement.

National-State Family Data (Indicator C4) Graphing Template

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2017
Abstract: 

This Microsoft Excel template allows states to take their OSEP C4 data (Family Outcomes) and compare their state data to the national data in the three sub-indicator areas. After entering your state's family data into the worksheet, the graphs can be copied and pasted into presentations, reports, and other files.

Family Outcomes Surveys

Type: 
ECO Tools
Author/Presenter: 

ECO Staff

Year: 
2010
Abstract: 

 

The Family Outcomes Survey is an instrument created for parents to rate the extent to which they have achieved each of the following five family outcomes: 
 
Families understand their child's strengths, abilities, and special needs.
Families know their rights and advocate effectively for their child.
Families help their child develop and learn.
Families have support systems.
Families access desired services, programs, and activities in their community. 
 
Several versions of the survey are available to download, including a number of non-English translations.
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