Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Pacific D/L (Hyatt Regency San Francisco)
* noted as presenting author
The Prevention Translation and Support System (PTSS) encompasses a comprehensive set of electronic resources combined with the work of community workers called Collective Impact Facilitators (CIFs) (described in Presentation 3). CIFs support CfC coalitions, including coalition leaders (Program Managers), school principals, and other local services and individuals, in adopting the methodologies embodied in the CREATE Change Cycle, which can be viewed as the program logic underpinning the implementation of the CREATE model: Coming Together; Deciding Together; Planning Together; Doing Together; and Reviewing Together. The main aim of the CREATE Project is to evaluate, after two years, the initial impact at the CfC and suburb (Statistical Area 2) levels of the implementation of the PTSS on child outcomes measured through primary schools: (1) social-emotional wellbeing; (2) school achievement; and (3) school attendance and suspensions/ exclusions. Outcomes in project communities will be compared with outcomes in matched business-as-usual CfC communities, supported by analyses of intermediate outcomes and implementation processes.
The electronic resources include, inter alia:
- modules that measure outcomes, including a computer game called Rumble’s Quest that gives children aged 6-12 years a voice, allowing them to communicate authentically about issues in their lives that affect their wellbeing, and to influence the development of policies and practices that promote their positive development (Presentation 2);
- modules that measure implementation quality and intermediate outcomes:
- an economic analysis tool that supports cost feasibility, cost efficiency and cost benefit analyses, and guides improvements in resource allocation by coalitions and their member organisations;
- Coalition Wellbeing (Functionality) Survey and resources to support continuous improvement;
- a measure of school principals’ capabilities for authentic engagement with families and community agencies, supported by professional learning resources;
- the Parent Empowerment and Efficacy Measure including Parent’s Voice on-line: a strengths-based, psychometrically valid tool for measuring and strengthening caregivers’ sense of confidence in their parenting role.
- video animations that bring theory to life, including the CREATE principles (http://www.creatingpathways.org.au; and https://www.realwell.org.au);
- interactive modules that encourage collaborative learning and transform practice;
- data dashboards and on-line reports that intuitively support the curation of community data to guide collective goal setting, action planning, and outcome assessment.