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Evaluation Resources for Kinship Programs

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This resource list and sample data sharing agreements were compiled for a webinar hosted by the Grandfailies & Kinship Support Network and held in July 2023, entitled Building Evidence of Success for Kinship Programs: Tips and Strategies

Data Sharing Templates

Sample Use Agreement

Sample Data Sharing Agreement with Tribes

Sample Data Sharing Agreement with Kinship Navigator Programs

Family First Prevention Services Act Resources

Common Challenges – Rushovich, B., McKlindon, A., & Vandivere, S. (2021). Strategies to build evidence for kinship navigator programs under the Family First Act. Child Trends.

Family First Prevention Services Act: Implementing provisions that support kinship families

Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse Website

Title IV-E Clearinghouse: Handbook of Standards & Procedures

Program Evaluation Resources

Advancing Equity Through Research and Evaluation, A Guide for Child Welfare Leaders and Decision Makers, Dr. Angelique Day

Theory of Change and Logic Model –  Prendergast, Sarah, and Karin Malm. 2022. How to Develop a Theory of Change and Logic Model for Your Kinship Navigator Program. OPRE Report #2022-130. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services.

Indicators of Success –  K. Eby (2022). How to Measure the Success of a Project. Smartsheet Contributor

Evaluating Your Capacity for Impact Evaluation – A Guide for Public Child Welfare Agencies and Service Providers, OPRE REPORT #2022-123, published by the Urban Institute

Administrative Data in Child Welfare Evaluations Using Administrative Data to Understand Populations and Measure Outcomes, OPRE Report #2022-26, published by the Urban Institute

Kang H. (2021). Sample size determination and power analysis using the G*Power software. Journal of educational evaluation for health professions18, 17.

Institutional Review Boards

When do you need an IRB – Human Subjects Protections: Does my Research Need IRB Review?

IRB Decision Flow Chart

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