More Than a Nice Thing to Do: A Practice-Based Evidence Approach to Outcome Evaluation in Native Youth and Family Programs
This chapter describes the activities and results of a practice-based evidence project designed to develop a framework for culturally responsive effectiveness evaluation within a community agency serving urban American Indian and Alaska Native youth and families. This response to the demand for “evidence-based practice” includes a community-based participatory research approach to identifying youth outcomes valued by the community, the development of a self-assessment tool that reflects community-defined outcomes, and an effort to develop effectiveness evaluation that is both culturally appropriate and seen as credible by mainstream researchers and policy-makers.
KeywordsNative Youth Native American Youth Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System School Belongingness Tutoring Center
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