NMCADV has now had several conversations with Emily Martin and others at CYFD about the required evaluations for DV programs, and it's become clear that a training with Cris Sullivan would be valuable. Cris has been a lead researcher on outcomes (along with Eleanor Lyons at the NCDVTMH) and helped establish the theory of change on which the FVPSA outcomes are based.
We have aligned some goals with CYFD and have established that there is a lot of room for improvement in:
- the content of surveys,
- the methodology for collection,
- the kind of information programs get in return,
- and the kind of information that is reported out publicly to the legislature and others.
We are excited to move forward quickly with Cris to help to establish a much more meaningful structure for evaluation.
We know it's short notice, but please join in on training and discussion on this important issue - Register now to attend!
Who Should Come:
Directors and/or supervisory person(s) in your organization who influence the collection of evaluation surveys.
December 13th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WEST MESA COMMUNITY CENTER
5500 Glenrio Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Please don't hesitate to contact us!
David River - firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-220-6582
More about our presenter:
Dr. Cris Sullivan is Professor of Ecological/Community Psychology and Director of the Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence at Michigan State University (MSU). She is also a Senior Fellow of MSU’s Office on Outreach and Engagement. In addition to her MSU appointments, Dr. Sullivan is the Chair of the Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, and Senior Research Advisor to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Dr. Sullivan’s areas of research expertise include conducting longitudinal, experimental evaluations of community interventions for abused women and their children, improving the community response to gender-based violence, and evaluating victim service programs. Her research has been continually funded since her career began in 1989 (including grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute of Justice), and her work has impacted research, policy and practice. In addition to consulting for local, state, federal and international organizations and initiatives, Dr. Sullivan also conducts workshops on effectively advocating in the community for women with abusive partners, and their children; understanding the effects of domestic abuse on women and children over time; improving system responses to the problem of gender-based violence; and evaluating victim service agencies.