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New evaluation results for 2014 program activities

Date: January 21, 2015

2014 Evaluation Results of The Conflict Center’s Programs

The following is a summary of the 2014 evaluation results for each of The Conflict Center’s program areas. TCC continually evaluates its programs and is engaged in ongoing efforts to strengthen evaluation tools and procedures. Programs include School services, Emotional Intelligence and Critical Decision Making (Youth), and Turning Anger and Conflict into Allies (Adult).

TACA Adult Multi-session/Series Program

  • What we found (Adult): The TACA courses had 72 valid pre to post survey data comparisons. The survey scored measured a positive improvement in all three domains of Anger Awareness, Self-Efficacy, and Conflict Management. All questions indicated a statistically significant (p<.03) difference in the positive.
  • Effect Size: As a standard measure we calculated Cohen d effect size, which measures the strength of the impact of the classes.   The effect was large to extra large on 4 questions, medium on the majority (12) questions and small on the remaining 2 questions.
    • The greatest effect was an increase in clients reporting they know what steps to take to resolve conflicts in healthy ways.
    • Clients reported increases in abilities to see the other persons point of view, striving for both people to have their needs met when in conflict and knowing their physical signs of early anger.
  • 8 out of 10 adults who complete our program show significant increases in their ability to manage their anger, manage conflict and solve problems. (2014, data)

Smart Parenting Class Series

Pre and Post Data Analysis:  We provided a 6 week Smart Parenting Classes to Parents on the following topics: Class 1: Parenting With the End in Mind, Class 2: Parenting With Encouraging Choices, Class 3: Parenting With Effective Decision Making, Class 4: Parenting Through Misbehavior, Class 5: Parenting Through Power Struggles, Class 6: Parenting As a Team, class also covered topics such as Anger Management, Conflict Resolution Skills, and Communication Skills.

Out of 33 questions we show statistically significant change in 12 questions.  We show the following results for a matching sample size of 58 participants.  Below are the questions for each domain and the results documented for the past year.   This data shows that even with a small sample size on all areas, we show statistical significance positive change is occurring.

  • Anger Management
    • I know what triggers my anger
      • .002 positive shift (small)
    • I know my physical signs of early anger
      • .014 positive shift (small)
    • I believe anger is a natural emotion
      • .011 positive shift (small)
    • I am aware of how I handle anger affects others in my life.
      • .038 positive shift (medium)
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
    • I gain something when I cooperate with others
      • .018 positive shift (small)
    • I know what steps to take to resolve conflicts in a healthy way
      • .036 positive shift (small)
    • I am able to express myself in a non-blaming way
      • .023 positive shift (small)
    • My body postures shows that I am open to solving a conflict
      • .002 positive (small)
  • Family Connectivity
    • My child misbehaves just to upset me
      • .003 positive shift (small)
    • When I discipline my child, I lose control
      • .028 positive shift (small)
    • I am happy being with my child
      • .006 positive shift (small)
    • My child and I are very close to each other
      • .012 positive shift (small)
    • I am able to soothe my child when he/she is upset
      • .023 positive shift (small)
    • I spend time with my child doing what he/she likes to do.
      • .002 positive shift (small)

[1] Significance is on a 95% confidence level.




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