YAP uses an outcomes system to measure the positive impact of the YAP model. This system assists YAP Ireland CLG in measuring exactly what we are achieving through our work and allows us to enhance the services we offer to continue to improve the outcomes for young people and families.
The outcome rating is on a scale of 1 – 9, with 1 indicating significant issues, 4 some difficulties, 5 is a medium point and 6 – 9 showing some or significant improvements. We use the scale 1 – 9 as given the strengths based model every small step toward positive change is an important one.
The 2016 outcomes data showed the following;
- Self: 84% improvement in Self-esteem/Confidence; 82% in Relationship with Peers; 83% in Emotional Wellbeing and 80% in Withdrawn/Isolated.
- Family: 78% improvement in Parenting Skills, 86% in Home Environment –Physical/ Financial and 79% in Social Supports Family.
- Education: 79% improvement in General Behaviour, 78% in Attendance and 79% in Aspirations.
- Safety/Offending: 84% improvement in Risky Behaviour/ Self, 80% in Impulsivity and 91% in Co-operation with JLO/Gardaí.