American Journal of Evaluation
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Community-based partnerships are integral to mental health programming and research. However, there are limited published guidelines that apply the principles of community-based participatory research (CBPR), especially within the context of supporting vulnerable youth populations. This article demonstrates the application of the CBPR principles in cocreating an evaluation approach for a healthy relationships program for vulnerable youths with community partners. We present our research procedures and activities and highlight the importance of having a trauma-informed lens and flexibility with the research process and outcomes. We conclude the article by sharing our lessons learned and providing recommendations for future CBPR with vulnerable youths.
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Syeda, M., Fournie, M., Ibanez, M., & Crooks, C. V. (2021). Co-creating an evaluation approach for a healthy relationships program with community partners: Lessons learned and recommendations. American Journal of Evaluation. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1098214021997574.