Melissa Ruth, Mercedes Muñoz, Carolyn Coiner, Kathy Ray, Eleanor Lyon
November 13th, 2017
Learning about the needs of the communities we work with is important to creating strong programs. Not having enough time and money makes it hard to ask and learn about what people in a community need. However, it is very important that we find ways to make our programs and services best match the needs of the families and communities we work with. Kansas and Idaho’s Sexual and Domestic Violence State Coalitions are a part of FVPSA’s funded Children’s Grant Program. They work to make programs and services for children and parents experiencing domestic violence stronger. They will talk about their journey in creating a needs assessment process and how this informed their program design. Presenters will share the challenges and successes of their process and provide guidance for other domestic and sexual violence agencies. Presenters will also share how their evaluation plans are connected to their needs analysis.
After the webinar, participants will be better able to:
Explain why a comprehensive needs assessment is valuable to overall project design and implementation;
Describe common barriers that impede a needs assessment process;
Share key strategies for accomplishing a thorough needs assessment;
Recognize the connection between the needs assessment process and evaluation outcomes.
Melissa Ruth, Program Manager, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Mercedes Muñoz, Director of Social Change, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Carolyn Coiner, Child and Youth Projects Manager, Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Kathy Ray, Director of Advocacy and Education, Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Eleanor Lyon, Research and Evaluation Consultant, Futures Without Violence
Domestic violence programs
State domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions
Child serving organizations
Agencies involved in CCRs or other collaboratives aimed at improving services for families
Public health programs
This webinar is supported by Grant Number 90EV0434-01-00 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.