Song Factory uses the Behavior Rating Index for Children (BRIC)* before and after a participant goes through the program to measure quantitative results in the program. This Rapid Assessment Instrument measures the severity of a child’s negative behaviors on a scale from 1 to 100, with 100 being the most severe. As of June 2019, the before/after results are consistently positive, and range from a 10 point improvement to a 30 point improvement.
Song Factory also uses the Hopelessness Scale for Children (HSC)** to measure quantitative results in the program. This Rapid Assessment Instrument gauges hopelessness in those taking the survey, on a scale from 1 to 17, with 1 having the most hope for the future. Participants have progressed from bleak outlooks to scoring an average of 3 on the scale.
As far as qualitative results, we love testimonials! Scroll down to see what our awesome participants and partners have to say about our workshops!
*Stiffman, A. R., Orme, J. G., Evans, D. A., Feldman, R. A., and Keeney, P. A. (1984). A brief measure of children’s behavior problems: The Behavior Rating Index for Children, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 16, 83-90
**Kadzin, A. E., French, N. H., Unis, A. S., Esceldt-Dawson, K., and Sherick, R. B. (1983) Hopelessness, depression, and suicidal intent among psychiatrically disturbed children, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 51, 504-510.