Alberta Children’s Services. (2019). Well-being and resiliency: evaluation framework. Edmonton, AB: Alberta Children’s Services.
This document was developed using a collaborative approach with Indigenous peoples in Alberta (sponsored by the Alberta Government to guide the formal child services system). Although it is aimed at the service context it has some very relevant content for programs, especially those aimed at younger children. These include the concept of trauma, cultural safety, inclusivity and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. There is also content relevant to refugees and newcomers. It provides a reminder that mental health promotion is relevant in all settings including child and family service interventions.
This evaluation framework may be useful for projects working alongside Indigenous communities as well as newcomer communities. It considers cultural ways of knowing and child development practices.