Kids Matter is committed to research into the effectiveness of our 3 programmes. Our dedicated research and evaluation team work with Clinical Psychologists and research experts to ensure rigorous evaluation and continuous measurement of our impact.
What we measure?
We are keen to ensure that our parents are more confident in their parenting and are able to improve their own well-being, as we know both of these are key to bringing about change in family functioning and child behaviour.
We measure our impact both qualitatively (through parents’ stories and quotes) and quantitatively through two standardised measures:
WEMWBS (Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale, Tennant et. al., 2007) – Newly introduced to Kids Matter programme to measure parental well-being
TOPSE (Tool of Parental Self Efficacy, Bloomfield & Kendall 2007) to measure parental confidence.
We also check in with parents using our own My Parenting Journey (Non-standardised measure).
Our Impact: TOPSE
Results from our pre/post standardised questionnaire TOPSE show significant improvement post programme in:
Our Impact: My Parenting Journey
Our Impact: Theory of Change
Click below to read Kids Matter’s Theory of Change.
Our Impact: Logic Model
Our Impact: Parent Quotes
Click below to read a peer reviewed paper published by Dr Eli Gardner reporting the findings of the evaluation of The Parenting Children Course that Kids Matter is based on.