Targeting evaluations of youth development-oriented community partnerships

Surko, Michael, Lawson, Hal A., Gaffney, Susan and Claiborne, Nancy (2006) Targeting evaluations of youth development-oriented community partnerships. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 12 Suppl. 6: S95-S107.


Author Surko, Michael
Lawson, Hal A.
Gaffney, Susan
Claiborne, Nancy
Title Targeting evaluations of youth development-oriented community partnerships
Journal name Journal of Public Health Management and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1078-4659
Publication date 2006-11
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 12
Issue Suppl. 6
Start page S95
End page S107
Total pages 13
Place of publication Frederick, MD, United States
Publisher Aspen Publishers
Language eng
Subject 1301 Education Systems
Abstract Community-based partnerships (CBPs) focused on youth development (YD) have the potential to improve public health outcomes. These partnerships also present opportunities for the design and implementation of innovative, community-level change strategies, which ultimately may result in new capacities for positive YD. Evaluation-driven learning and improvement frameworks facilitate the achievement of these partnership-related benefits. Partnerships are complex because they embody multiple levels of intervention (eg, youth-serving programs, youth participation as partners or evaluators, network development for collaborative projects and resource sharing, YD-oriented organizational or community policy change). This inherent complexity transfers to evaluations of CBPs. This article provides resources for meeting evaluation-related challenges. It includes a framework for articulating relevant evaluation questions for YD-oriented CBPs, a summary of relevant types of evaluation studies, and practical solutions to common evaluation problems using targeted evaluation studies. Concrete examples of relevant, small-scale evaluation studies are provided throughout.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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