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Prevention Program Development and Evaluation
An Incidence Reduction, Culturally Relevant Approach



© 2010 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The use of seatbelts, the requirements for smoke detectors, and other kinds of public health interventions have been highly successful in reducing disability, injuries, and premature mortality. Prevention in mental health— identifying and treating mental illnesses before they become full blown syndromes or identifying people at risk for a condition—is just as critical to public mental health. This research-based resource gives practitioners a nuts-and-bolts guide to designing and evaluating prevention programs in mental health that are culturally relevant and aimed at reducing the number of new problems that occur.

Key Features

  • Employs a 10-step prevention program development and evaluation model that emphasizes the concepts of community, collaboration, and cultural relevance
  • Offers a brief, practical, how-to approach that is based on rigorous research
  • Identifies specific prevention program development and evaluation steps
  • Highlights examples of "everyday prevention" practices as well as concrete prevention programs that have proven, effective implementation
  • Promotes hands-on learning with practical exercises, instructive figures, and a comprehensive reference list


Intended Audience
Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Prevention Program Development and Evaluation can be used as a core text in undergraduate courses devoted to prevention or in graduate programs aimed at practice issues. Current practitioners or policymakers interested in designing prevention programs will find this book to be an affable guide.

 
Preface
 
List of Tables and Figures
 
PART I: PREVENTION FOUNDATION
 
Ch 1. Prevention in Everyday Life
 
Ch 2. Basic Tenets of Prevention
 
Ch 3. Criteria for Determining a Prevention Program
 
Ch 4. Reducing Incidence in Prevention
 
PART II: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATON
 
Ch 5. Program Development and Evaluation : Basic Understandings
 
Ch 6. Community-Based, Collaborative, Culturally Relevant PD&E
 
PART III: TEN-STEP PREVENTION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION APPROACH
 
CH 7. Laying the Groundwork for Community, Collaboration, and Cultural Relevance Processes: Steps 1-8
 
Ch 8. Designing the Prevention Program and Evaluation Plan: Steps 9-10
 
Ch 9. Back to the Future: Applying Incidence Reduction to Problem Identification in Prevention Program Development and Evaluation
 
Ch 10. Analyzing and Learning From Prevention Programs
 
Appendix A: Ten-Step PPD&E Model
 
Appendix B: Laying the Groundwork (Steps 1-8) for Community, Collaboration, and Cultural Relevance
 
Appendix C: Implement and Evaluate (Steps 9-10)
 
Appendix D: PPD&E Step 9: Design the Prevention Program Plan
 
Appendix E: PPD&E Step 10: Design the Prevention Program Evaluation Plan
 
Appendix F. Basic Incidence Reduction Formulae
 
Appendix G. PPD&E Step 9b: Identify the Problem
 
Appendix H: Useful Web Sites
 
References

Weak on program evaluation content

Kristine Ajrouch
Sociology Dept, Eastern Michigan University
January 16, 2010
Key features
1) brief, practical how-to guide that is based on scholarly research
2) includes many learning exercises, figures, and a comprehensive reference list
3) Fills a gap in actually providing the nuts and bolts on how to develop and evaluate a prevention program
4) Subject area of preventon is gaining increased attention across the mental health disciplines
5) Meant for prevention courses, graduate seminars, and as a supplemental source in a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology, counseling, social work, and other human services
6) Writing style that is straightforward and accessible

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