Client: Dubbo Plains Division of General Practice

Evaluation of the Coonamble Family Wellbeing Project

Project timeline: September 2008 - November 2009

Brief description:

In 2008, the Dubbo Plains Division of General Practice engaged Kristine Battye Consulting to act as external evaluators to the Coonamble Family Wellbeing Project. This innovative Project was established in September 2008 to foster family and community environments in Coonamble that would promote wellbeing in Indigenous families and reduce the negative impacts of alcohol and substance misuse and family violence. The Project seeks to improve family wellbeing and reduce the impact of substance misuse and family violence through improving the interface between the relevant sectors and organisations and providing linkages to services for clients.

Outcome:

The formative evaluation of the Coonamble Family Wellbeing project utilised an action research approach, and sought to develop capacity within the auspice NGO in participatory research and evaluation. KBC worked with the NGO to develop the program logic and evaluation framework, developed an outline for reflexive journal and worked with the community development officer and case worker to identify data sources to inform the evaluation, as well as developing mechanism for data collection and maintenance.