Evaluation of the Family Wellbeing Initiative Delivered to Safe-House Staff, July 2012

Searles, Andrew, Whiteside, Mary, McCalman, Janya, Tsey, Komla, and Doran, Christopher (2012) Evaluation of the Family Wellbeing Initiative Delivered to Safe-House Staff, July 2012. Report. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Objective: Evaluate the Family Wellbeing (FWB) program delivered in July 2012 to Act for Kids Safe House staff and provide benchmark data that can be used, within this cohort, for comparing the concepts of empowerment and wellbeing over time.

Methods: Qualitative evaluation pathway: Two facilitated focus groups pre- and post-FWB program.

Quantitative evaluation pathway: Develop a survey instrument to capture the concepts of empowerment and wellbeing. The resulting questionnaire was administered in a single survey with Safe House staff.

Results: Nineteen Safe House staff were invited to the FWB program and 17 attended. For the focus groups, the first was conducted with 17 participants and the second with 14 participants. Seventeen people completed the quantitative survey.

Participants felt the FWB should be delivered with collaborative planning at the Safe House sites in remote Queensland. Participants who undertook the program felt, on balance, that they could pass on the FWB messages to other people. The need for more team-building events was also raised – particularly in the qualitative evaluation pathway. In terms of staff wellbeing the evaluation identified one aspect of wellbeing as being of concern to the FWB participants: poor health.

Conclusion: The evaluation confirmed a clear demand for the FWB program to be delivered to remote Safe House staff in the future. The identification of concerns about health offers an opportunity for Act for Kids management to better understand the specific nature of this issue. Health should be considered as a sub-component of wellbeing and it was recommended that in-house events be considered that address this concern as well as offer an opportunity for team-building events.

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Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 02:37
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111704 Community Child Health @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920303 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) @ 80%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 20%
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