Building Strong Families Evaluation

Senior Needs Assessment
November 1, 2010
Welcome Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
December 1, 2010

The fifth and final session of Building Strong Families was held on Monday, ask November 1 at the Cape Area Family Resource Center.  A total of 14 adults and 11 youth participated in at least three classes.  Five adults were recognized for perfect attendance!

Evaluation findings included:

  • 14 (100%) felt the classes were very helpful
  • 8 (100%) of those who brought youth felt the youth classes were very helpful.
  • 10 (71%) are spending more time with their children
  • 86% agreed to recommend these sessions to others and would be interested in additional sessions/parenting information

When asked to share something that they learned, these were the comments they shared:

  • I learned how to assist my children in their learning process. I also learned how to be a better parent in general. Children depend on parents to teach them. I learned that parents are the child’s most important teacher.
  • I learned how to read to my child and how to spend more time with my family.
  • I learned that watching TV can cause ADHD in children under 2 years.
  • I learned that you should spend 16 minutes a day reading to your children.
  • I learned how to de-stress.
  • I learned that there is more than one way to teach my children.
  • I learned tips on reading.
  • I learned different ways to be more involved in my children’s lives at home and at school.
  • I learned what role each member plays in our family and how to identify their strengths.