This section will help you develop an evaluation plan around the cultural-specific elements of your work. In order to build the best plan possible, please familiarize yourself with the background content that went into developing this section.
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This publication was made possible by the generous support by grant number 90EV0413/02 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
In this section of our toolkit, we invite you to explore and learn about community-centered evidence. This is the foundation for how we think about evidence and documenting evidence. In other words, this section includes the special ingredients for our meals. In our case, our special ingredients are community members and we strongly believe they should guide all that we do, including building evidence. As you will learn by reading our special ingredients, this information has emerged as result of a communal effort, with our colleagues sharing their recipes and tweaks- más o menos paprika, ajo, hoja de laurel- to enrich and expand our knowledge and expertise about documenting evidence from a community centered perspective. We hope this information is helpful to you.
Have you ever felt that the evidence that you have documented is missing something? Does it feel like you are familiar with the various ingredients of your organization’s work however a critical spice is missing? Is that missing component the richness of the work that you do? The cultural-specific aspects? You are not alone.
This part of the toolkit was developed in direct response and collaboration with the toolkit workgroup who, like you, felt that something was missing from their current evaluation work. As with any good chef, they had been trying to figure out that key missing ingredient. In this case, they were actively involved in documenting violence related indicators and outcomes, however, they felt that something was missing from their recipe for cultural specific work. We offer this section for those who might like to enhance their current evaluations with cultural specific content.
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