Turkish Red Crescent Psychosocial Program Evaluation

Project Site Name:  Turkish Red Crescent

Project Site Location:  Istanbul, Turkey

UIC CGH Faculty Contact:  Stevan Weine, MD

Project/Activity Summary:

This project is conducting a process evaluation that utilizes ethnographic, survey, and community collaborative methods to determine whether program activities have been implemented as intended. The results of the process evaluation are to improve the quality of services and future activities of the psychosocial programming provided by the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) for Syrian refugees in community centers in Turkey.

The specific purpose of the process evaluation is to characterize the present and anticipated future local context and identify areas of need as defined by the refugee families themselves, the psychologists, program managers, and community advocates. To characterize the fit or lack of fit between existing psychosocial programs and the perceived needs of refugee families in the present and anticipated future local context and to refine the existing logic model so as to identify adjustments to programming, which could involve evidence-based interventions structured in several tiers. Additionally, the process evaluation will provide a set of culturally competent measures for adults and children and a plan for their use in monitoring of individual cases and program outcomes.