Program Outcomes

The agency bases it’s program measures on the best available research and evidence to increase their effect on providing new skills and knowledge to create stronger families, ensure family bonding, create healthy early brain development in children, enhance early learning and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Each of Parent Trust for Washington Children’s programs has its own benchmarks for success (and related achievement rate) and measurement for percentage of change related to the Outcomes.

Investing Time
Parent Trust for Washington Children has invested over 300 staff hours and resources consulting with leading evaluators and researchers to provide accurate and thorough program outcome measures.

The agency currently measures all programs for their effect on providing new skills and knowledge to create stronger families, ensure family bonding, create healthy early brain development in children, enhance early learning and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Investing Resources
Parent Trust for Washington Children’s ongoing Outcomes Evaluations utilize survey’s filled out periodically by program participants.

These surveys measure critical Protective Factors that research has shown decreases the risk of maltreatment and dysfunction in the home:

  • Increase of social support networks for the family
  • Increase in applied family management skills and knowledge of normal child development
  • Increase in life management skills