|Evaluating outcomes in Family Support: A Focus on Benefits for Children
By Rachel Berman
Summary: The article reviews other research that has evaluated family support programs.
- Most of the research it reviews indicates that family support programs lead to improved outcomes for children
- Although not the focus of the article, the author also reviews evidence that links participation in family support programs with improvements in outcomes for adults, the family, and the community.
- The author concludes that, given the evidence, “it seems reasonable to say there are benefits to be gained through participation in family support programs on many levels."
How you can use this?
You can give this article to funders to show that research suggests that family support programs lead to better outcomes for children.
Berman, R. (2004). Evaluating Outcomes in Family Support: A focus on benefits for Children. Perspectives in Family Support, 1(1), 33-40