The Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP), is conducting an external evaluation of the Seattle Public Schools Family Support Worker Program (FSP). Led by Eric J. Bruns and Michael Pullmann, this evaluation was requested by the Office of Education at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. The purpose of this evaluation is to better understand the Seattle Public Schools Family Support Program, the activities and the services the program provides, and the outcomes experienced by students and families. This program evaluation will also be used to provide the Family Support Program with information about national best practices in school-based student and family support.
FSP is a school-based family support program financed by the City of Seattle’s Families & Education Levy. FSP works to inspire and motivate Seattle Public School children to succeed academically by advocating increased family involvement in education, facilitating family access to supplementary academic resources and providing support to help families overcome social, emotional, and physical barriers that may hinder student academic progress.
Family Support Workers are located in every public elementary school in Seattle, as well as one middle school and the SPS Bilingual Orientation Center. Workers are also available for purchase by middle schools and high schools. The degree of services provided to schools is tiered based on the school’s level of need
There are four primary evaluation questions:
This evaluation is guided by a logic model that was developed in conjunction with FSP staff.
FSP Evaluation Reports and Documents:
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