Evaluating the Teens and beyond program
The Association for Children with Disability (ACD) has engaged the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) to evaluate their Teens and beyond program. The program has been designed to support families of teens with disability aged 13 years to 18, with the goal of normalising the experiences of families as they navigate their young person’s teenage years and support their teen’s growing independence.
Teens and beyond was successfully piloted in March 2021, and is now being rolled out for parents across Victoria, exploring topics such as post-school opportunities, relationships, puberty, youth mental health, and risk-taking and decision-making skills. The PRC has developed an evaluation framework to monitor the program outcomes and implementation throughout its delivery from June 2021.
An exciting partnership, this project will draw on the PRC’s strong track record of program evaluation in collaboration with ACD’s experience delivering workshops and programs to families in Victoria with disability.
The project is funded through an Information Linkages and Capacity Building grant awarded to ACD.