Communities for Children Final Report: KidStuff and the use of Communities for Children programs
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The evaluation of the KidStuff for Young Parents programs provided by the Communities for Children initiative (CfC) is presented here. This report is divided into three sections. The first section presents the background information on the CfC initiative including an outline of the demographic and epidemiological outcomes for children in the area of focus for this evaluation. Additionally, the introduction outlines some of the theoretical basis for the models of care and the therapeutic models of care that are common in all the programs provided. The second section describes the implementation of the programs and the evaluation of the programs based on the therapeutic models of care specific to the KidStuff for young parent’s program provided by Metropolitan Youth Health through Anglicare SA, and UnitingCare Wesley, Port Adelaide communities for Children programs. The third section of this report provides the results of the research; discussions; conclusions, and a set of recommendations for future program improvements and research.