Evaluation Projects, Reports & Articles

Useful Projects can work with you to develop and implement an evaluation plan to suit your evaluation needs and your budget.

Youth Sexual Health Clinic (Darwin & Katherine) Evaluation

A year -long evaluation program working in partnership with NT AIDS & Hepatitis Council, headspace Darwin, headspace Katherine and the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).

Connection is the Key: Youth Well-being in Palmerston

During 2021 Gretchen has worked with Grow Well, Live Well Palmerston to facilitate a co-designed, community-based mixed-method research project exploring the protective assets that enhance youth well-being in Palmerston, NT. The report can be accessed via Grow Well, Live Well. Here is a quick summary of what we learned.

Palmerston Youth Activity Grant Evaluation

The Palmerston Youth Activity Grant is part of the NT Government’s Regional Youth Activity Grants program. These grants have been providing activities for 10–17 year olds during school holidays and after school times over the past 3 years. This collaborative evaluation was completed in May 2021 and was informed by an Evaluation Reference Group of activity providers and community leaders in Palmerston working to improve outcomes for young people. Here is a link to the report

Check out the recent Launch of the Palmerston Youth Activities Grant Funding Evaluation Report.

HeArt Arts In Cancer Care Project

This evaluation involved working with arts organisations, artists and health services in Darwin NT to develop an understanding of the impacts of a range of arts activities in the care of people with a cancer diagnosis. Here is a Link to an article on this work published in European Oncology Nursing. This is a Link to early evaluation report.

Child Australia/Bagot Aboriginal Community Programs Evaluation

Using a developmental evaluation framework, Gretchen has worked with Bagot Aboriginal Community and Child Australia in the NT since 2013 to develop, implement and complete the evaluation of four community based programs, including a Collective Impact program. Here is a Link to one evaluation report for this project.

Australian Theatre for Young People ‘Adventure Territory’ evaluation

Based in Katherine, NT, this evaluation of a two year, school-based drama program used an ‘action evaluation’ approach to integrated learning from each evaluation cycle into the program as it progressed. This learning from this evaluation led to a publication in the journal, Youth Theatre. Here is a Link to a copy of that article.

Corrugated Iron Youth Arts Evaluation

For over ten years Gretchen has worked with Darwin-based creative organisation, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts to facilitate and develop a range of different program evaluations. A longitudinal, bi-annual workshop program survey, a mixed methods cyber-bulling program evaluation, and the narrative exploration of the long term impacts of participation in youth arts are just some of the exciting aspects of this evaluation partnership. This work has resulted in a range of presentations and publications, including an article in The Journal of Youth Studies.

Link to a youth arts & mental health conference paper about our evaluation research
Link to Journal of Youth Studies article that came from this work

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