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Assessing Operation Purple : a program evaluation of a summer camp for military youth, Anita Chandra ... [et al.] ; sponsored by the National Military Family Association

Label
Assessing Operation Purple : a program evaluation of a summer camp for military youth
Title
Assessing Operation Purple
Title remainder
a program evaluation of a summer camp for military youth
Statement of responsibility
Anita Chandra ... [et al.] ; sponsored by the National Military Family Association
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Parental military deployments pose a host of challenges for child and family well-being. Military family support programs have proliferated since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq a decade ago to address these emotional, social, and academic issues, but there has been little evaluation of whether these programs are meeting their key objectives. To help fill this gap, a RAND study team explored the curriculum, themes, and outcomes of Operation Purple, a free weeklong summer camp program for youth with a deployed parent. Using a quasi-experimental approach, the study incorporated youth and parent survey data (from both camp attendees and a control group of non-attendees) and camp after-action reports and visitor observation logs to determine whether there were differences between attendees and non-attendees in the four camp theme areas: comfort and skill in communicating about feelings, understanding and appreciation of military life, sense of service/stewardship, and outdoor education. The study also sought to determine how and to what extent the program{u2019}s curriculum was implemented by participating camps in the summer of 2011. Despite limitations in the data (e.g., a non-random study sample, some variation in curriculum implementation across camps), the study found some positive effects from camp participation, particularly in communicating about feelings, as well as valuable youth and parent perspectives about camp, reflected in responses to open-ended questions. As such, it helps lay the groundwork for future investigation of similar support programs for military youth and their families
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB403
LC item number
.A87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chandra, Anita
  • Center for Military Health Policy Research
  • National Military Family Association (U.S.)
Series statement
Technical report Rand Corporation
Series volume
TR-1243-NMFA
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of military personnel
  • Camps
  • Children of military personnel
  • Children of military personnel
  • Families of military personnel
  • Deployment (Strategy)
Label
Assessing Operation Purple : a program evaluation of a summer camp for military youth, Anita Chandra ... [et al.] ; sponsored by the National Military Family Association
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Center for MIlitary Health Policy Research."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-148)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Parent and Youth Surveys -- Appendix B: Sample Weights -- Appendix C: Analytic Sample Characteristics -- Appendix D: Outcome Tables: Communication About Feelings Theme -- Appendix E: Outcome Tables: Military Culture Theme -- Appendix F: Outcome Tables: Sense of Service/Stewardship Theme -- Appendix G: Outcome Tables: Outdoor Education Theme
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxv, 148 p.
Isbn
9780833076519
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2012028238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)800721050
  • (OCoLC)ocn800721050
Label
Assessing Operation Purple : a program evaluation of a summer camp for military youth, Anita Chandra ... [et al.] ; sponsored by the National Military Family Association
Publication
Note
"Center for MIlitary Health Policy Research."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-148)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Methods -- Results -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Parent and Youth Surveys -- Appendix B: Sample Weights -- Appendix C: Analytic Sample Characteristics -- Appendix D: Outcome Tables: Communication About Feelings Theme -- Appendix E: Outcome Tables: Military Culture Theme -- Appendix F: Outcome Tables: Sense of Service/Stewardship Theme -- Appendix G: Outcome Tables: Outdoor Education Theme
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxv, 148 p.
Isbn
9780833076519
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
^^2012028238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)800721050
  • (OCoLC)ocn800721050

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