Les conditions gagnantes et les défis pour une participation active des parties prenantes dans un contexte d’évaluation de programmes d’intervention psychosociale
In order to optimize the appropriateness, utilization, and appropriation of an evaluation process, which is often expensive in terms of time and money, we have recently encouraged the increasingly active involvement of various stakeholders (Cousins et Chouinard, 2012). Beyond this orientation, there are important issues concerning the selection and the degree of participation of these stakeholders, as well as obstacles and conditions facilitating their participation (Hurteau, Houle et Marchand, 2012).
There is as yet no clear consensus about the effectiveness of interventions targetting child neglect. This article presents proposals for what to consider when evaluating those programs. First of all, child neglect is more an ecosystemic than a parental problem. An evaluation should therefore focus on changes within and outside the family. The individualized, multimodal nature of the programs makes an implementation fidelity evaluation necessary. Further, the evaluation should examine the factors that support the implementation, sustainability, and distribution of the program.