Evaluating Champion for Children's Boot Camp for New Dads Program
Purpose: To report the preliminary findings of a qualitative program evaluation of the BCND conducted by the non-profit agency, Champions for Children (CfC), in Hillsborough County, Florida. The aim of the evaluation is to assist with the agency’s effort to adapt the program to client needs.
Methods: Fourteen participants were invited to a group interview session after participating in the program. Open-ended questions concentrated on program expectations, strengths and weaknesses, and program delivery.
Results: Interview data suggest overall satisfaction with the program, including participants’ desire for more opportunities to learn directly from new fathers and for other “new dads only” groups. Future focus groups will attempt to identify why some fathers returned with their infants and others did not. Efforts to incorporate more opportunities for father-father networking into BCND are recommended.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Evaluate Champion for Children's effort to adapt the Boot Camp for New Dads program to client needs.
Keyword(s): Partner Involvement, Evaluation
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a graduate student conducting an evaluation of Champion for Children's Boot Camp for New Dads program under the direct supervision of Dr. Karen Liller and Dr. Carla Vandeweerd. My research interests are the social determinants of health disparities and the epidemiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.