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Title: Prevention Plus III: Assessing Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programs at the School and Community Level; a Four- Step Guide to Useful Program Assessment
Author(s): J A Linney; A Wandersman
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 468
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20857
Publication Number: (ADM)91-1817
Sale Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Admin
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This workbook provides a step-by-step approach to assessing alcohol and other drug prevention programs at the school and community levels.
Abstract: The program assessment described is a four-step model: goal and desired outcome identification, process assessment, outcome assessment, and impact assessment. One section of the workbook describes the logic of program assessment and the four-step approach to assessment; it addresses the benefits and some of the costs and fears of program assessment and evaluation. A section on prevention briefly describes basic concepts of prevention and specifies programming and special considerations in evaluating prevention programs. The section on program assessment plans describes the plan for collecting information about program effectiveness and the confidence with which the information can be interpreted. Pre-program assessment, post-program assessment, and other aspects of program assessment design are discussed. The core of the workbook explains how to use the workbook to evaluate the user's own program. Much of it addresses specific worksheets used in evaluating any of 50 types of activities that are commonly used in alcohol and other drug-prevention programs. A section on assessment measures includes questionnaires and survey instruments that can be used to measure the program outcomes and impact the user hopes to achieve from local prevention programs. Appended listing of State RADAR (Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource) Network Centers and a 34-item selected bibliography
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention; Evaluation criteria; Evaluation techniques
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