Community Based Research

Community-based research involves a collaborative effort between our researchers and partners and provides positive social change. Our work influences policy and practice relative to a particular community and the issue for which they are seeking our support and expertise. We serve as a research partner and provide technical assistance to many community based organizations to help them identify where they need the help and if a particular program or service to successful for clients.

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The Begun Center serves as the evaluation partner for the Cuyahoga County Defending Childhood Initiative (DCI). Evaluation activities include identification of appropriate assessment instruments, analysis of screening and pre/post test data for youth receiving trauma-informed care, evaluation of training sessions held for the child-serving agencies in the area, and possible assessment of the effectiveness of a community awareness campaign. Learn more about DCI>
The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services to evaluate the effectiveness of Tapestry System of Care. Learn more about Tapestry System of Care>
The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Cleveland Foundation for the county-wide MyCom Initiative. The focus of MyCom is youth advocacy, neighborhood mobilization, youth engagement, key transitions, employment/job readiness and out-of school time Learn more about MyCom> 
The Begun Center serves as a research and evaluation partner to the Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Council to evaluate various programs for youth related outcomes. Learn more about Family and Children First Council Programming>