National Evaluation of Canadian Multi-Service FASD Prevention Programs: Interim Findings from the Co-Creating Evidence Study

dc.contributor.authorRutman, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorHubberstey, Carol
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-22T16:16:02Z
dc.date.available2019-07-22T16:16:02Z
dc.date.copyright2019en_US
dc.date.issued2019
dc.description.abstractSince the 1990s, a number of multi-service prevention programs working with women who have substance use, mental health, or trauma and/or related social determinants of health issues have emerged in Canada. These programs use harm reduction approaches and provide outreach and “one-stop” health and social services on-site or through a network of services. While some of these programs have been evaluated, others have not, or their evaluations have not been published. This article presents interim qualitative findings of the Co-Creating Evidence project, a multi-year (2017–2020) national evaluation of holistic programs serving women at high risk of having an infant with prenatal alcohol exposure. The evaluation utilizes a mixed-methods design involving semi-structured interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, and client intake/outcome “snapshot” data. Findings demonstrated that the programs are reaching vulnerable pregnant/parenting women who face a host of complex circumstances including substance use, violence, child welfare involvement, and inadequate housing; moreover, it is typically the intersection of these issues that prompts women to engage with programs. Aligning with these results, key themes in what clients liked best about their program were: staff and their non-judgmental approach; peer support and sense of community; and having multiple services in one location, including help with mandated child protection.en_US
dc.description.reviewstatusRevieweden_US
dc.description.scholarlevelFacultyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, FASD National Strategic Projects Fund, Project #1617-HQ-000070.en_US
dc.identifier.citationRutman, D. & Hubberstey, C. (2019). National Evaluation of Canadian Multi-Service FASD Prevention Programs: Interim Findings from the Co-Creating Evidence Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(10), 1767. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16101767en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16101767
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/10978
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dc.subjectFASDen_US
dc.subjectFASD preventionen_US
dc.subjectprogram evaluationen_US
dc.subjectmulti-service deliveryen_US
dc.subjectintegrated programsen_US
dc.subjectmulti-site evaluationen_US
dc.titleNational Evaluation of Canadian Multi-Service FASD Prevention Programs: Interim Findings from the Co-Creating Evidence Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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