In keeping with our vision of continually improving our action plan, we conducted an evaluation process between March 2015 and June 2016. This process was instigated by Memphré en mouvement‘s Evaluation Committee and by Marielle Thibaudeau, Program Evaluation Consultant and Psychoeducator. The process began with consultations with the different partners, after which a common evaluation question was defined: How to enhance the relationship of trust between vulnerable families and their communities and area organizations?
In order to answer this question, a dozen community players were asked to identify winning practices that should be encouraged when working with families who are vulnerable. The players were from a wide range of professions (managers, practitioners, citizen service agents, and secretaries), from different sectors (early childhood, educational, municipal, health and community) and from the territories of the MRC (Potton, Stanstead, Eastman, and Magog). The interviews offered a wealth of information that led to several findings.
The purpose of the evaluation was to translate the results that were obtained into reality in the different Memphremagog organizations. In order for the findings to have a practical application, two tools were developed: a ‘Self-Assessment of Practices’ Tool, and a series of fact sheets.
Access to these tools and to the evaluation report is available to all the partners via the toolbox on Memphré en mouvement’s web page at: http://www.memphreenmouvement.org/.
In the end, the evaluation process and the Parent’Aise Approach go hand in hand. That is why we use them in combination during training sessions for the “Together, we go further” action, which I will describe in my next article.
Par ces billets, l'équipe de MeM vous tient informée de l'actualité du regroupement et de l'actualité en générale concernant les Saines Habitudes de Vie.