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Utilizing Logic Models to Demonstrate Outcome Accountability


This training was originally presented on

October 20, 2022


*Training certificates are only available following live trainings or completion of self-paced courses. A certificate will not be provided for review of these materials.


This training is presented in collaboration with our partner project, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC).

Building and utilizing logic models for outcome accountability is key to program success and sustainability. This foundational training is designed to give programs an overview of logic models to help them design a model for their program and/or county. This training will cover:

  • How to initiate a logic model design
  • How to write participant-focused outcomes
  • How to guide the selection of measurement tools
  • Resources available to assist in logic model development


After this training, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of a logic model
  • Define the components of a logic model
  • Develop a logic model


Who should attend: All staff of family resource centers, child abuse prevention councils, and other child and family-serving organizations. Comprehensive Prevention Planning lead agency staff and County Prevention Planning Teams will also benefit from this training.






Samantha has over 20 years of experience in family support and program development. She has developed & delivered specialized training and provided technical assistance to family strengthening networks and organizations across the country. Prior to joining FRIENDS, Samantha was the Director of Training for the National Family Support Network. Other previous work includes 9 years as a Training Specialist working with the Strategies Program in California and several years as the Director of Education & Learning with the Executive Service Corps of Chicago. Samantha has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego.

Cynthia has over 12 years of experience working on issues related to children, youth, and families at the school, community, and state levels.  Prior to joining FRIENDS, Cynthia held positions at the Indiana Department of Child Services including as the CBCAP lead. Cynthia has a Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Psychology with a specialization in Developmental Psychology. She has extensive knowledge in local and statewide networking and program development and implementation. Cynthia has experience in working with local, state, and federal governments, university-level teaching, and outcome evaluation.

Edi has over 20 years of experience providing training and technical assistance to states. Shas a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has worked in public and private agencies over her career. She In addition to her training and technical assistance expertise, Edi has worked in the development of databases to monitor program and family outcomes.

Samantha Florey, MA


Cynthia Smith, Ph.D.


Edi Winkle, MSSW