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Baseline, Phase 2 and 3 evaluation of the Road Aware Kids and Child Car Restraints programs

In 2004, the CHPRC was contracted by the Department of Premier and Cabinet to conduct a baseline evaluation of the soon to be released Road Aware Kids and Road Aware Parents programs and the Child Car Restraint Program. After the baseline evaluation was complete, the CHPRC won a further contract to conduct the Phase 2 and 3 impact evaluation of the programs after their implementation. This study provided a measure of the process and extent to which future fatalities and injuries, among children aged 0-14 years, can be reduced as a result of the Road Aware Parents, Road Aware Kids and Child Car Restraint Projects in Western Australia.

An evaluation methodology was designed to collect information from all program implementers and target groups. Using the evaluation methodology, instruments were designed and administered to 1200 parents of children aged 0-8 years, 850 students aged 9-14 years and teachers and child car restraint fitters at baseline and two post tests A report was provided at baseline and a final report was provided to Main Roads (WA) that incorporates the evaluation of the effectiveness of implementation and the impact and outcomes of the Road Aware Parents and Kids Programs and the Child Car Restraint projects.

Project Duration

2004-2012

Funding body

Main Roads Western Australia


Researchers

Professor Donna Cross
Associate Professor Marg Hall
Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dr Greg Hamilton
Associate Professor Stacey Waters
Ms Thérèse Shaw
Ms Leanne Lester

Child Health Promotion Research Centre
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