Community-based Research Project Gina Sanchez Edgar Cruz Michelle Lozano
About Taller de José •Located in Little Village •Opened in 2008 •Only organization of its kind that offers accompanimentWho They Assist:Members of the community who are oftenat a disadvantage due to:•language barriers•immigration status•domestic Violence•unemployment•lack of education opportunities Photos from Taller De José website
Let’s take the Pink Line!Compañeros/CompañerasMeet with clients and provide:•Referrals to resources•Emotional support•Advocacy•Accompaniment
Research Question• Is Taller de José producing the outcomes it is trying to create with clients?-Focusing on outcome evaluation Positive changes in attitude and knowledge Changes on an internal and personal level
Positive Outcomes in Knowledge• Are clients leaving Taller de José with a better understanding of where to go in order to get help with their situation?• Do clients have a better understanding of what steps they need to take to address their situation as a result of Taller de Josés services?
Evaluating Positive Outcomesin Attitude • Do clients experience less fear in accessing the services they need? • Do clients feel less alone in their situation? • Do clients feel more confident in dealing with their situation?
Positive Changes on an Internaland Personal Level o What are the clients walking away with? o What will they do with this knowledge after their visit?
Data CollectionStep 1:Have client fill out thepre-survey
ImplicationsWhat are the clients walking away with?What will they do with this knowledge?•Higher confidence•More knowledge•Less fear•Decreased feelings of loneliness
ImplicationsExceeds the individualMay change dynamic of household(s) and workplaceConfidence and knowledge spread to othersVictim of domestic violence:•empowered by knowledge and confidence•changes dynamic of home by leaving/filing for divorce, etc.•feels better about herself and shows through at work•influences friend/neighbor that is also a victim•chain reaction throughout community because of this resource
Implications• This client may return to Taller• Have confidence to seek other resources when encountered with future problems • May no longer fear troubling life circumstances, instead they will understand how to complete documents, steps to take to resolve issue, or know where to seek help
Suggestions for FurtherResearchEvaluating impact on behavior • Determining whether clients are utilizing the resource information given • Following up with resources to see if they information was used and if clients followed through with referencesError may have been due to misunderstandings in survey • Having a full-time desk receptionist or volunteer that can administer survey to each client before and after consultation will eliminate most if not all confusion • Asking clients who have taken the surveys what can be done to make them more clear • Insider perspective • Community input on research
Conclusion• Are clients leaving Taller de José with a better understanding of where to go in order to get help with their situation? Yes.• Do clients have a better understanding of what steps they need to take to address their situation as a result of Taller de Josés services?• Yes.
Conclusion• Outcomes Taller de José strived for are being reached• Majority of clients leave with overall positive change in all categories• Higher confidence• More knowledge• Less fear• Decreased feelings of loneliness
UNIV 291: Community-based Research Dr. Patrick Green