Florence Crittenton Services’ two-generation approach model produces integral growth and development of both teen mothers and their children.We capture quantitative and qualitative data through several evidence-based tools including the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and DPS Academic Benchmarks and the Protective Factors Survey; Teaching Systems’ GOLD® and the CLASS® assessment system. We also use intake surveys, intervention records, recorded staff observations, self-evaluation by teen mothers, parent-teacher conferences, satisfaction surveys and attendance records to measure quarterly progress of teen families in the areas of social emotional development, health and wellness, and parenting. Florence Crittenton Services and Denver Public Schools coordinate these reporting tools quarterly. We provide semi-annual outcome reports to our donors and communicate evaluation findings through in-print and online media channels. During the 2015-2016 year, Florence Crittenton Services achieved the following notable accomplishments:
- 210 pregnant and parenting teen moms progressed towards high school completion, post-secondary readiness, and self-sufficiency.
- 179 children developed competencies leading to kindergarten readiness.
- 85% of eligible seniors completed high school—more than double the national average of 38% for girls who become mothers by age 18.
- 231 extended family members developed knowledge and skills for social-emotional growth and child development.