Couple Assessment opens up the opportunity to evaluate the impact of the program by doing a post-test assessment. Through use of a follow up assessment like PREPARE/ENRICH OR CoupleCheckup (a self-administered tool) follow up can be done by the couple to assess progress and growth opportunities to focus on.
Assessment is a critical component of most professions but professionals working with couples or families have often failed to take advantage of these assessments. Physicians typically run a variety of diagnostic tests before they make their final decision on treatment. Teachers use examinations to determine a students achievement level. Police Officers use radar to determine the speed a car is driving. Engineers use stress tests to determine whether a structure will be functional for the task.
Following on from last weeks post, the following are ten ways that couple assessment can increase the impact of any marriage or family education program:
- 10. Initial assessment serves as a pre-test and post-test and can be used to determine the impact of any program.
- While the initial assessment is useful for a variety of reasons previously identified for the couple, it opens the opportunity to evaluate the impact of the program by doing a post-test assessment. This can be done with the same pre-assessment or it can be done with a smaller subset of scales.
- Typically, the post-test is done at the end of the program and is combined with a program evaluation. Ideally, there is also a 3-6 month follow up study to examine the long term impact of the program.
- The follow up option can be a self-assessment like Couple Checkup, one such tool that can be used by couples to examine the long-term impact of learnings from the PREPARE/ENRICH program, refer: www.couplecheckup.com.au.
Tune in next week… Read about the 10 ways Couple Assessment can improve your relationship education program.
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PREPARE/ENRICH is a customised online assessment tool that identifies each couples unique strength and growth areas. Based on their assessment results, a facilitator provides feedback sessions, helping couples to discuss and understand their results while teaching them proven relationship skills.
The Couple Checkup generates deep and productive conversations that couples would not otherwise have about their relationship. These conversations restore insight and understanding about one another. The Couple Checkup can help to revive a relationship and increase intimacy.
The Couple Checkup is an online couple assessment based on the PREPARE/ENRICH couple inventories. The Checkup assessment and Checkup report are designed to go directly to couples at any stage of their relationship (dating, engaged or married). The online system allows for dynamic customization of the assessment to each couple based on how the couple answers background questions. The goal is for the Couple Checkup to reach a more diverse group of couples, to empower couples to deal with issues on their own and to emphasize prevention over remediation.
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