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Research

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From 2019 to 2022, FRCA partnered with OMNI Institute to examine the impact of Colorado Family Resource Centers on the health and well-being of families. Key findings include increases in family economic security, resiliency, and health over a nine-month period. Read the research study report’s Executive Summary.

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FRCA worked with OMNI Institute to gather and analyze data related to Colorado Family Resource Centers and the families they serve. In partnership, OMNI and FRCA identified key components of Family Resource Centers. Read the literature review for Key Components of Family Resource Centers.

FRCA also worked with OMNI and the University of Colorado, Boulder, to produce a reliability study for FRCA’s Colorado Family Support Assessment 2.0 (CFSA2.0). The study examined the consistency of family support workers’ ratings on the tool, and each domain was determined to have high interrater reliability. The study was accepted by SAGE Journals for publication. Read the study’s manuscript and abstract.

Furthermore, OMNI conducted a multiple domain analysis examining the factor structure of the CFSA2.0. Using confirmatory analytic techniques, a two-factor structure was identified: 1) Economic Self-Sufficiency; and 2) Health. Read the CFSA2.0 Multiple Domain Analysis.

Evaluation

FRCA prioritizes conducting annual program evaluations using third-party vendors to demonstrate positive outcomes for families receiving FDS in the areas of economic self-sufficiency, family protective factors, and health. Find the executive summaries of our annual evaluation reports below.

Beginning in 2022, FRCA will transition to more equitable evaluation methods, tuning into who is benefiting from FDS and who is not, and why. Learn more about FRCA’s Equitable Evaluation Framework.

Annual Evaluation Reports

COLORADO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER ASSOCIATION 2021-2022 EVALUATION REPORT

This executive summary contains highlights from evaluation findings for families served between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.

For this evaluation (using data from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022), we focused on understanding the specific experiences of families from different racial/ethnic backgrounds as well as the experiences of families living in rural and urban areas. FRCA’s Program & Evaluation Committee helped shape the focus and direction of this year’s equitable evaluation questions and analytic approach. In this report we provide information on all families served, followed by summaries examining disaggregated data by racial/ethnic identification and rural/urban locations.

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COLORADO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER ASSOCIATION 2020-2021 EVALUATION REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This executive summary contains highlights from evaluation findings for families served between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

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COLORADO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER ASSOCIATION 2019-2020 EVALUATION REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This executive summary contains highlights from evaluation findings for families served between July 1, 2019, and May 15, 2020.

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COLORADO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER ASSOCIATION 2018-2019 EVALUATION REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This executive summary contains highlights from evaluation findings for families served between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

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COLORADO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER ASSOCIATION 2017-2018 EVALUATION REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This executive summary contains highlights from evaluation findings for families served between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.

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