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Evaluation plan: early intervention program

30 Oct 2006
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The early intervention program is a voluntary program for low to medium risk families encountering problems that impact on their ability to care for their children. The purpose of this evaluation is to examine the effectiveness of the program in achieving its stated objectives and assess whether it represents a good investment of public funds. The EIP is a voluntary program for low to medium risk families encountering problems that impact on their ability to care for their children. An EIP caseworker from DoCS or a Lead Agency works with a family to identify their needs, design a case plan and organise services including child care, parenting education, home visiting and brokered services as needed. The purpose of the evaluation is to examine the effectiveness of the Program in achieving its stated objectives and assess whether it represents a good investment of public funds. The evaluation will identify the characteristics and process of successful early intervention approaches that provide significant benefits to children and their families. It will model the long term impact of EIP in terms of its estimated costs and benefits. The evaluation findings will assist in the development of improved capacity to provide effective and cost-effective early intervention services to children and families.

 

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2006
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