The Child Status Index Usage Assessment

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Author(s): Cannon M, Snyder E

Year: 2012

The Child Status Index Usage Assessment Abstract:

The Child Status Index (CSI), created in 2008, is a tool used by community caregivers to capture children’s status across the six domains of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programs for children who are orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS: food and nutrition; shelter and care; child protection; health; psychosocial; and education and skills training. In 2011, MEASURE Evaluation conducted in-depth telephone interviews with program technical leads among large programs implementing the CSI. A total of 25 organizations in 13 countries were represented in these interviews. Participants were asked about materials created to complement the CSI, such as presentations, manuals, training materials, new or additional tools linked to child well-being measurement, and other language translations of the CSI. In light of the findings from this qualitative study, recommendations are provided.