Evaluation tools and resources

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General evaluation tools and resources

Community Sustainability Engagement Evaluation Toolbox

National Centre for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (FRIENDS). Evaluation Toolkit.

Child Welfare Information Gateway. Logic Model Builders.

Parker, R. & Lamont, A. (2010). Evaluating programs, CAFCA Resource Sheet— September 2010 

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. Innovative Practice Toolkit: How to profile, monitor and evaluate innovative practice

Indigenous evaluation (Australia and internationally)

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute website (2014). Investigating appropriate evaluation methods and indicators for Indigenous housing programs. See more at:

Chouinard JA, and Bradley Cousins, J. (2007). Culturally Competent Evaluation for Aboriginal Communities: A Review of the Empirical Literature. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 4(8), 40-57. http://uaf.edu/ces/info/reporting/programevals/aboriginal-eval.pdf

Guenther, J., Arnott, A. and WIlliams, E. (2009). Measuring the unmeasurable: Complex evaluations in the Northern Territory. NARU Seminar Series, Darwin. 8 October 2009, http://www.catconatus.com.au/docs/091008_NARU_measuring_unmeasurable.pdf

Healing Foundation (2013). Our Healing, Our Solutions – Sharing Our Evidence.

Social Compass and Indigenous Facilitation and Mediation Project (2006). Evaluation toolkit: training and service delivery in Indigenous decision-making and dispute management processes in native title

Williams, E., Guenther, J., and A. Arnott (2011). Beyond informed consent: how is it possible to ethically evaluate Indigenous programs? Paper presented to the NARU Public Seminar Series, Darwin, 23 November 2011. http://naru.anu.edu.au/__documents/seminars/2011/paper_williams_2011.pdf

Price, M., McCoy, B & Mafi, S (2012). Progressing the dialogue about a framework for Aboriginal evaluations: sharing methods and key learnings. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 12 (1), 32-37. See: http://www.boystown.com.au/downloads/rep/BT-Article-Progressing-the-dialogue-on-framework-for-Aboriginal-evaluations.pdf

Ethics guides and protocols for working with Indigenous people

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (2012). Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies. AIATSIS: Canberra.

NHMRC (2003). Values and Ethics: Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Orr, M., Kenny, P., Gorey, IN., Dixon, T., Mir A., Cox E., and Wilson J. (2012). Aboriginal Knowledge and Intellectual Property Protocol Community Guide, Ninti One Limited and Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation. http://www.nintione.com.au/resource/Aboriginal-Knowledge-and-IP-Protocol-Community-Guide-booklet-A5.pdf

Putt, J. (2013). Conducting research with Indigenous people and communities. Research Brief for the Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse. http://www.indigenousjustice.gov.au/briefs/brief015.pdf

Laycock, A., Walker, D. Harrison, N. & J. Brands (2009), Supporting Indigenous Researchers: A Practical Guide for Supervisors, CRCAH, Darwin. www.lowitja.org.au/lowitja-publishing/C023

Laycock, A., Walker, D. Harrison, N. & J. Brands (2011), Researching Indigenous Health: A Practical Guide for Researchers, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne. https://www.lowitja.org.au/lowitja-publishing/L009