Toolkit for Evaluating Peer Respites

The Toolkit for Evaluating Peer Crisis Respites is intended for use by evaluators, government officials, and peer-to-peer program staff and managers. It can be used to document program operations and outcomes and to build evidence for the efficacy of peer crisis respites. This resource includes recommendations on best practices in evaluation based on evaluation and data monitoring techniques used by other peer crisis respites. It encompasses a range of strategies for collecting and reporting data. In this context, data is any information that was collected from individuals who use the respite or people working there, regardless of whether people used these strategies for research or for reporting to their constituents and funders.


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