Model Refinement

Research

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. It 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.

Beginning in 2022, FRCA will transition to more equitable evaluation methods, tuning into who is benefiting from FDS and who is not, and why.

Past Evaluation Reports

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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