Program Outcomes

While recognizing that this is a vast issue area and could take on a myriad of strategies to help children and families build protective factors, our Program Officers analyze the following outcomes, which were informed by feedback from direct service providers and issue area experts, as a sign of quality services.
The list below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all outcomes tracked by child abuse prevention and treatment providers however are important factors used to evaluate a grant application.
Positive Parenting
  • Increase of child and family protective factors
  • Improve positive parenting beliefs, expectations and behaviors
  • Rate of subsequent birth within the first two years of having a child
  • Rate of child victims of abuse and neglect
Children’s Treatment
  • Decrease in symptoms related to traumatic experiences
  • Increase in child functioning
  • Recognition of child trauma symptoms by parents
  • Reduction of juvenile arrests for delinquent or violent behavior, school suspensions, day care expulsions
Advocacy/Technical Assistance
  • Increase, or maintaining government funding levels for child abuse prevention or treatment programs
  • Successes and/or milestones of coalition activities working towards policy change
  • Change of service delivery with data results
For further information on our Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment issue area, please contact Molly Baltman.

The objectives of our Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment issue area are to support parenting programs that reduce the risk of child abuse, and treatment programs that improve the social and emotional functioning of children and youth impacted by abuse and family violence.
Eligible Programs
Positive Parenting Programs: Parenting, home-visiting and teen parent programs for families with history of trauma, violence, mental health, substance abuse issues
Children’s Treatment Programs: Community-based mental health programs for children who have been abused or neglected, exposed to family violence, and experienced multiple incidences of trauma
Advocacy/Technical Assistance: Advocacy to expand access to quality programming and improve infrastructure of child abuse prevention and intervention services to families and provide training and technical assistance to community-based organizations

Robert R. McCormick Foundation
205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312 445 5000
Fax: 312 445 5001