Research

Research

The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary of research on interventions that aim to end or reduce homelessness. Our specific goals were to gain an understanding of the different populations for whom interventions have been tested and the type of interventions evaluated, as well as to create an inventory of the indicators used to assess the...
The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research (the Centre), was established to support and disseminate research knowledge and evidence on policy issues related to improving the well being and health of children. The Centre is seen as an innovative leader in the development and dissemination of policy relevant evidence. The Research Committee...
In 2014, the Housing and Homelessness Research Strategy for Alberta was developed to identify research priorities to advance knowledge and understanding of housing and homelessness in Alberta. This research strategy is one of the first outcomes of an innovative research partnership between the Alberta Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Alberta...
This report presents information from a study on the needs of homeless people which (1) identified and described characteristics of federal programs targeted for homeless people and key nontargeted programs available to assist low income people generally; (2) identified amounts and types of funding for these programs in the fiscal year 1997; and (3)...
This article demonstrates how a user-friendly evaluation of a federally funded homeless prevention program using an action research approach--and using a logic model as the analytic framework--informed multiple stakeholders, including members of Congress, other decision makers, and Family Center practitioners. The program's target population was very...
We present the findings of a narrative approach to the evaluation of supportive housing for formerly homeless people who have experienced serious mental illness. According to the accounts of 11 men and 9 women, their youth and adult years were filled with personal problems, troubled relationships, and a lack of adequate social resources. Since entering...
The rapid growth of the homeless population in North America has given rise to a sharp increase in the number of task forces and studies aimed at setting up either programs for the homeless, or policies for controlling the phenomenon. Whenever there is a need for program evaluations in this process, numerous methodological and strategic challenges have to...
ABSTRACT: This paper uses geographic mapping to illustrate the distributions of social inequality, teen births, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) among 15- to 24-year-olds in Toronto. The incidence rates for teen births and for chlamydia and gonorrhea among 15- to 24-year-olds are much higher in Toronto than in the province of Ontario as a whole. There...
This volume focuses on culturally competent evaluation. The first chapter is an overview of culture, cultural competence, and culturally competent evaluation; the other chapters provide case studies on the implementation of culturally competent evaluation in a variety of settings and with several populations. The volume contributors also present lessons...
Examining ethical questions about practice can make evaluators more critical of what they are doing: What is it to be a good evaluator? In whose interests should we be acting and to what purpose? (Author)

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