Adult Outcomes Survey: Thank You & Please HELP!

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Mary, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Mary

    Mary New Member

    Hello all,

    My name is Mary & I am a graduate student on Martie's research team. Martie and I and a few of my fellow students worked for several months working on the concepts and writing questions for the Adult Outcomes Survey. I want to thank those of you who have already taken the time to reflect and complete the survey. Your time, and thoughtful help is greatly appreciated!

    Working with Martie for the last year I have heard much about this site and have read for myself the numerous difficult questions and concerns parents raise each day as well as the outpouring of support and advice from fellow parents. You likely post replies to each other because you know that each of your experiences may help other parents going through similar situations with their children.

    It is this knowledge that led us to wonder what factors tend to lead to positive adulthood experiences for children with troubling emotional and behavioral problems throughout their youth. What activities, services, programs, therapies, interventions, or parenting strategies can parents use to effect good outcomes for their children? Our hope with the Adult Outcomes Survey is to extend the reach of this goal and collect a large amount of information to inform an even greater number of parents, teachers, psychologists, and advocates on how best to help our children.

    Though I am young and it is early in my career working with children with emotional and behavioral problems, I have seen how frustrating, exhausting, lonely and (sometimes) rewarding parenting a difficult child can be. I sincerely hope that all of you with children who are old enough (17 or older) will take the time to participate in our survey and help us continue to gather and build a body of research to help benefit younger children with emotional and behavioral problems.

    If you have not yet begun the survey please click the link below and start as soon as possible. Based on our previous survey work that the members of helped with, we have been accepted to present our findings from this new survey at a national conference of school psychologists in February and in order to have enough information to share with child service professionals from all over the country, WE MUST HAVE YOUR HELP NOW!!! The research process is a slow one, but you have the opportunity to know that if you choose to participate in our survey your responses WILL be shared with the school psychology community only a few months from now.

    Please complete the survey as soon as you can and encourage any other parents with eligible adolescent or adult children (17 or older) to do so as well!

    Thank you again, sincerely, for your help!

    Mary Satchwell


    Adult Outcomes Survey
  2. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    All done. Thanks for the hard work, Mary.

    I'm sure all the other very busy parents of adult difficult child's will pitch in and help make this survey the best ever. It's just easy to keep postponing. I know I was but I just got it done because it's important and one of the few things I can do to help our difficult children.

  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    Please... if you know someone, whether a member of this board or not, please ask them to fill this out as well. It's as easy as sending a link in an email. I'm somewhat dismayed that more parents haven't already completed this. We're all busy. But this is a chance to make a difference.
  4. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member

  5. Mary

    Mary New Member

  6. Mary

    Mary New Member

    Fran made a wonderful suggestion that I update everyone on how many surveys we have so far to keep you posted (& motivated!).

    So far we have 60 completed surveys and 21 partially finished. We're still shooting for 100 completed as soon as possible to get some good data to analyze and share with all of you and our fellow school psychologists.

    Thanks again to all of you who've already completed the survey!

  7. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    That's good progress - lets spread the word and see how quickly we can reach the target.

    With any survey like this, the statistics are always so much better, the more subjects you get. The bigger the sample size, the more detail you can get in a picture that is going to benefit all of us raising difficult children. They DO grow up!

    Thanks for the feedback, Mary.

  8. Martie

    Martie Moderator

    Hi everyone,

    If anyone knows of someone who is NOT on this board who would have "qualifying" difficult child, please forward them the link.

    I just got back into Internet range from the wedding I attended in NC.

    It's Christmas in October!!!!!!!!!!

    There are 89 surveys that have been started and 66 that are completed. Throughout the time the survey has been available, the "completed" rate has stood at about 75% meaning that people who start DO come back to finish.

    PLEASE, if you have started the survey, finish it.

    I know we still need 11 more "new" people and 34 to finish to reach 100. However, I am a "glass half full" person and it was wonderful to be off the site for 5 days and come back to such good news.

    Thank you for your support.

  9. Mary

    Mary New Member

    Hello All,

    Thank you again to the 80 of you who have completed the Adult Outcomes Survey!

    We also have 33 started surveys yet to be finished, so if you have started, PLEASE take some time to finish the survey as soon as you can. We're very eager to analyze the data and hope we can reach our goal of 100 or more soon!

    Thanks again,


    Survey Link:
  10. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    :bravo: We are getting there.
    Hope the other 33 finish this up so you can go about making wonderful discoveries that will help all of us. :geek:

    Come on guys. Just finish up and we can stop bugging you. Martie needs your input. Without those who started the survey, Martie may not be able to compile the statistics she needs. You would hate to think you impeded research that will help your kids or your grandkids. :sword: Be a warrior mom and step up. Finish the study if you started and start one if you hadn't contributed yet.
    You dads out there need to help, too.