Designing Evaluations in Child Welfare Organizations: An Approach for Administrators

Catherine Lawrence, Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, James Caringi, Nancy Claiborne, Mary McCarthy, Erin Butts, Kelsey O'Connell

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Evaluations in child welfare settings present challenges and opportunities for administrators. This paper presents a framework for considering such evaluations and proposes mixed methods to assess participatory interventions for sustainable organizational change. A progression of three studies illustrates this approach and draws on results to demonstrate how evaluation designs impact findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalAdministration in Social Work
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


  • child welfare
  • mixed method research
  • organizational interventions
  • participatory action research


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