Evaluations & Research

Student workshop Research based on protective factors:

  • Social Connections

  • Concrete Support in Times of Need

  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children

Quantitative - surveys, self-reporting, before and after questions, follow up survey

Qualitative - case studies, coding poems, meeting notes/memos, before and after questions, follow up interview regarding how participants in workshops have increased in protective factors. (Patrick give example qualitative research)

Research Questions - Does spoken word poetry address these protective factors (3)?

Social Connections - Does participation in the workshops lead to empathic conversations between youth and between youth and adults that bring forth information? Is there a sense of community created? Do participants feel less isolated? Is there a sense of hope created?

-Knowledgeable empathetic community members

Promote abuse reporting through youth to youth communication

Empathetic listening so youth can ascertain situations of abuse with peers

Humanization of adults - adults as humans/allys

Concrete Support in Times of Need - Does participation in the workshop increase youth-led support systems? Is rapport and trust being built between service providers, youth and caregivers? Do participants feel there are resources available to them in times of crisis or need? Are parents active participants in their child’s development?

Social and Emotional Competence of Children - Does the participant feel an increase in self-esteem and self-confidence? Does the participant display a sense of self-efficacy and self-regulation/control, especially during performance? Does the participant advocate for themselves and for others? Does the participant show an increased sense of patience and persistence? Does the participant utilize new forms of communication and do so more frequently? Does the participant display a sense of empathy, especially in regards to other youth, themselves and their caregivers?

Hypothesis - Spoken word poetry workshops support implementation of protective factors in situations of abuse.

Mixed age workshops Research based on protective factors:

  • Parental Resilience

  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

Populations:

  • Service providers (preventative self-care for burnout)

  • Caregivers

  • Caregivers and children

Create honest, safe and empathetic communication between the two populations

Can occur within family shelters  

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