HOPES FY2015 Evaluation Findings

This report provides the comprehensive HOPES 2015 evaluation. The evaluation of the HOPES program used a mixed-methods approach, including interviews with 52 parents, 116 program staff members and 42 coalition/community members, as well as participant data and online survey responses from 242 individuals. Findings from the evaluation focus on program impact and reach, early childhood coalition functioning, and implementation challenges faced by program sites. Overall, findings suggest that the HOPES program was successful in increasing protective factors in families and assisting communities in the prevention of child maltreatment, though certain areas of improvement were also identified. A particular challenge unique to the HOPES program is the need to integrate evidence-based programs with supplemental services to meet the needs of families with multiple risk factors.

Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES) is a program funded by the Prevention and Early Intervention Division (PEI) of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Its aim is to strengthen families with young children in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. Services are provided by program sites that use a variety of evidence-based parenting programs such as Parents as Teachers, SafeCare and Triple P. HOPES also requires collaborations at the local level to increase community awareness and capacity around child maltreatment prevention.

HOPES FY2015 Evaluation Findings Full Report

 A short 4-page brief of a few key findings from this evaluation can be found here