Reversing the Trend is about the role the youth sector plays in preventing problem substance use by young people. TIts purpose is to offer an insight into what outcomes can be achieved by providing preventative approaches from universal help through to more specialist support for young people ÛÒ and how to evaluate them.
This on-line guide contains:
A logic model explaining the activities and outcomes from youth
organisations and links to both ADP outcomes around substance use and
A short discussion of the formal evidence which backs up this picture
Discussion of the ways youth workers can evaluate their outcomes
Case studies ÛÒ with example methods including individual logic models
More example methods used by the 6 organisations involved (but not a
comprehensive set, therefore itÛªs not really a toolkit)
The guide is designed to support and help managers developing services, practitioners, policy makers, funders and commissioners.
Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) works with voluntary organisations and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact.
Its aim is to make evaluation valuable, relevant and proportionate. Information about the services it provides are available on the ESS website http://www.evaluationsupportscotland.org.uk/
- The Junction
- DRC Youth Project
- Midlothian Young People's Advice Service (MYPAS)
- Oban Youth Cafe
- North United Communities