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OC GRIP BY THE NUMBERS

Creating an impact in the community

The GRIP program has seen tremendous success in a short period of time. It has proven extremely effective in the increase of school attendance rates and average test scores. It has brought about significant reduction of school expulsion rates and even helped to reduce crime rates in neighborhoods surrounding targeted schools.

ORANGE COUNTY HEALTH CARE AGENCY MEASURABLE OUTCOMES
2018-2019 School-based Waymakers GRIP Case Management Outcomes

1423

resource referrals during this school year by the Waymakers team

Over441

youth and their families received services from Waymakers including counseling, food and housing assistance, medical referrals and school supplies

Increase in Well-being

Program design: By the end of the period, students/youth receiving gang prevention and resiliency building curricula will report an increase in well-being as measured by pre-post results using the Youth Resiliency Survey and the PROMIS-Youth Survey.

Actual Outcome: The Youth Resiliency Survey results showed 60% of participants reporting an increase in resiliency and the PROMIS-Youth Survey resulted in 60% of participants reporting improvement.

Percentage of students/youth

Program design - 70%
Actual reported increase in resiliency - 60%
Actual reported improvement - 60%

Increase in Family Functioning and Social Support

Program design:  By the end of the period, parents will report an increase in family functioning and social support after completion of a case management action plan as measured by pre-post results using the Protective Factors Survey and the PROMIS-Parent Survey.

Actual Outcome: 62% of parents reported an increase in family functioning and 62% parents reported an increase in concrete support. The PROMIS-Parent resulted in 65% of parents reporting improvement.

Percentage of parents

Program design - 70%
Actual reported increase in family functioning - 62%
Actual reported increase in concrete support - 62%
Actual reported improvement - 65%

More Access to Support Services

Program design: By the end of the period, faculty will report that they have more access to support services for students in need.

Actual Outcome: 98% of the faculty report that they have more access to support services for students in need.

Percentage of faculty

Program design - 70%
Actual reported more access - 98%

Increased School Attendance

Program design: By the end of the period, students will have increased school attendance as reported by school attendance data.

Actual Outcome: 77% of the students had increased school attendance as reported by school attendance data.

Percentage of students

Program design - 70%
Actual reported increased attendance - 77%

Decreased Truancy

Program design: By the end of the period, students will report decreased truancy as reported by school attendance data.

Actual Outcome: 81% of the students had decreased truancy.

Percentage of students

Program design - 70%
Actual reported decreased truancy - 81%

OC GRIP Measurable Outcomes

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County (BBBSOC) has been working with Orange County GRIP since December 2009.  Through this partnership, BBBSOC has been providing the youth referred from targeted schools with positive adult mentors.

The primary referral source is the school teacher, counselor or principal, who is recommending that a student be met with at the OC GRIP Intervention Meetings.

A child needs to be a willing participant and the parent must agree to follow through with the required interviews and match meetings. A BBBSOC case manager will also conduct an in-depth interview with potential volunteers to assess their motivation, background, time availability, and skills in order to determine if they are appropriate to match to a child.

After the match is completed, ongoing case management will be conducted by BBBSOC Match Support Specialist staff.  This includes regularly contacting the child, parent and mentor to ensure the relationship is developing in a healthy manner, that the prescribed match goals are on target, and address any challenges that any party may be experiencing as a result of the match.

Matches will meet each other two to four times a month, and will engage in activities that are of common interest.  This can include going to the park, a sporting event, shopping at a mall, eating out at a restaurant, going to the movies, working on a school project, or simply spending time hanging out together and building upon their friendship.