BluePrintForLife has a range of evaluations that have been completed on our work and these can be forwarded upon request.
The largest evaluation was produced by the Department of Social Services in Nunavut by looking at our work in 3 Arctic communities. We have also had a very compelling independent evaluation produced by the Calgary Young Offenders center. The Kativik School board has also completed their own evaluations on our work and they continue to use our workshops in 14 communities.
Our programing was also profiled as best practice in a national study on Aboriginal Health and Diabetes. The Aboriginal Case Studies Project .
On other projects youth responded to questionnaires, contributed to video testimonials, or documentaries were produced.
BluePrintForLife also has compelling testimonials and letters from parents and Elders, and letters of recommendation from Mental Health Workers, Social Workers, RCMP, Federal judges, Wellness centers, school principles etc.
Further areas of interest for Blueprint are to eventually become involved in a multi-year study that would be respectful in its design with Inuit and First Nations cultures. Paying attention to evaluation techniques that look at the intricate ways that social issues are interrelated and also viewed in a cultural context. re; an evaluation design that considers not just a medical model way of evaluating things ? but one that encompasses Mind, Body and Spirit.
It is of great interest to BluePrintForLife that much of the current brain research on how to re-network and heal a traumatized brain points to the most compelling methods being using Art, Music, Dance, Cultural activities, and the telling of ones personal story, either spoken, or written in a diary, poem or song.
All of these techniques are the foundation of BluePrintForlife and we will be developing resource links soon to connect our work to this compelling research on healing the human brain.
Please email us at Steve@BluePrintForLife.ca if you would like us to forward you some of our current evaluation material.
Click on various PDF’s below for sample reports