The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect

Prevention: The Children’s Trust Fund

2017-2018 Report

2017-2018

End of Year Evaluation Report

Community Based Child Abuse Prevention

CBCAP

The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect

Prevention: The Children’s Trust Fund

2017-2018 Report

Participant Demographics

In CBCAP funded programs, 1,129 adults were served through program offerings across program types: parent education, home visiting, fatherhood, and respite). Parents are racially
diverse and predominantly of lower socioeconomic status, based on work status, education level, and income reported. Note: Adults who participated only in community awareness programs did not provide demographic information.

Age

  • Average age was 34
  • 3% were 18 and younger; 14% were 19- 24; 26% were 25-30; 34% were 31-40; and 23% were over 40

Gender

  • 90% female
  • 10% male
  • 9% reported obtaining 2-year college/ associate school degree
  • 8% reported obtaining a trade/technical school degree
  • 12% reported completing a 4-year
    college degree
  • 3% reported completing an advanced degree

Income Level

For participants (excluding students) over the
age of 18:

  • 51% reported a gross yearly income of
    less than $10,000 a year
  • 29% reported earning $10,000-29,999
  • 15% reported earning $30,000-59,999
  • 5% reported earning more than $60,000 per year

Race & Ethnicity

  • 53% European American
  • 43% African American
  • 4% identify as some other ethnicity
  • Of all participants, 6% identified as Hispanic or Latino

Work Status

For participants (excluding students) over the
age of 18:

  • 10% male
  • 58% reported not working for pay
  • 13% reported working part-time
  • 29% reported working full-time

Education Level

For participants (excluding students) over the
age of 18:

  • 17% reported not completing high school
  • 51% reported completing high school or GED

Youth Demographics

In CBCAP funded programs, 12,880 youth were served through school-based, non-school based/after school, and mentoring programs and
indicate that participants were diverse. Note: Youth who participated only in community awareness programs did not provide demographic information.

Grade

  • 92% were in grades 3-5
  • 8% were in grades 6-12

Gender

  • 49% female
  • 51% male

Race & Ethnicity

Youth program participants were:

  • 55% African American
  • 29% European American
  • 2% Native American
  • 14% identify as some other ethnicity
  • Of all participants, 9% identified as Hispanic or Latino

The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect

Prevention: The Children’s Trust Fund

2017-2018 Report

Parent Education and Home Visiting Demographics

Parents who participated in Parent Education classes and Home Visiting programs are racially diverse and
predominantly of lower socio-economic status, based on work status, education level, and income
reported. Participants were predominantly women.

Age

  • Parents in Parent Education/Home Visiting programs had an average age of 34.
  • 3% were 18 and younger; 16% were 19-24; 27% were 25-30; 30% were 31-40; and 24% were over 40

Gender

  • 90% female
  • 10% male

Race & Ethnicity

  • 50% European American
  • 46% African American
  • 4% identify as some other ethnicity
  • Of all participants, 6% identified as Hispanic or Latino

Work Status

Parents (excluding students) over the age of 18:

  • 59% reported not working for pay
  • 11% reported working part-time
  • 30% reported working full-time

Education Level

Parents (excluding students) over the age of 18:

  • 54% reported completing high school or GED
  • 8% reported obtaining 2-year college/associate school degree
  • 8% reported obtaining a trade/technical school degree
  • 9% reported completing a 4-year college degree
  • 2% reported completing an advanced degree
  • 19% reported not completing high school

Income Level:

Parents (excluding students) over the age of 18:

  • 54% reported a gross yearly income of less than $10,000 a year
  • 28% reported earning $10,000-29,999
  • 14% reported earning $30,000-59,999
  • 4% reported earning more than $60,000 per year

The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect

Prevention: The Children’s Trust Fund

2017-2018 Report

Parent Education and Home Visiting Programs

Eight programs provided parent education/home
visiting through hospital visits, group education, and home visits. Goals of the home visiting/parent
education programs center on participant improvement in:

  • stress management skills
  • skills to manage maltreatment risk
  • understanding various forms of child
    maltreatment
  • medical care commitment
  • positive parenting skills and child
    development knowledge
  • knowledge and use of support services
  • use of informal support networks

These goals promote several protective factors emphasized by the “Strengthening Families Program™.”

A sample of Parenting participants (n = 650) responded to an assessment of 7 goals. Analyses of measures (some using multi-items; Chronbach’s α ranges from .67-.91) using paired sample t-tests

revealed statistically significant (p<.001) improvements for participants, on average, in ALL targeted areas. The effect sizes ranged from .90-1.43. The average magnitude of the effect sizes for these improvements was 1.24 and can be considered large (i.e. .25 small effect; .50 moderate effect; .75 large effect).

The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect

Prevention: The Children’s Trust Fund

2017-2018 Report

Parent Resilience

Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

Concrete Support in Times of Need & Social Connections

The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect

Prevention: The Children’s Trust Fund

2017-2018 Report

Respite Care Demographics

Parents who participated in Respite Care programs are predominantly of lower socio-economic status,
based on work status, education level, and income reported. Participants were predominantly women.

Age

  • Parents in Respite programs had an average age of 41.
  • 0% were 18 and younger; 4% were 19-24; 13% were 25-30; 45% were 31-40; and 38% were over
    40

Gender

  • 93% female
  • 7% male

Race & Ethnicity

  • 79% European American
  • 16% African American
  • 2% Asian American
  • 3% identify as some other ethnicity
  • Of all participants, 3% identified as Hispanic or Latino

Work Status

For participants (excluding students) over the age of 18:

  • 55% reported not working for pay
  • 23% reported working part-time
  • 22% reported working full-time

Education Level

For Parent participants (excluding students) over the age of 18:

  • 3% reported not completing high school
  • 27% reported completing high school or GED
  • 13% reported obtaining 2-year college/associate school degree
  • 11% reported obtaining a trade/technical school degree
  • 36% reported completing a 4-year college degree
  • 10% reported completing an advanced degree

Income Level:

For participants (excluding students) over the age of 18:

  • 28% reported a gross yearly income of less than $10,000 a year
  • 31% reported earning $10,000-29,999
  • 25% reported earning $30,000-59,999
  • 16% reported earning more than $60,000 per year
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