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Prevention That Works!
A Guide For Developing School-Based Drug and Violence Prevention Programs


June 2001 | 240 pages | Corwin

Cynthia Knowles is the recipient of the National Association of Student Assistance Professionals Student Assistance Journal Editorial Award

"Easy to read and understand, with a wealth of resource ideas. Very helpful for even a novice to understand and lead school and community groups through developing a practical prevention plan."
Jane Todey
Bureau of Children, Family, & Community Services
Iowa Department of Education

"A good beginning tool for those in need to get the job done immediately."
Bertha Caldwell
Bureau of Children, Family, and Community Services
Iowa Department of Education

Hard data on effective prevention programs . . . and how to make them work for your school!

There are a wide range of programs that claim to prevent or reduce drug use and violence on campus . . . but how good are they? And how effective is the program that's in place at your school?

Now even educators without evaluation experience or a statistical background can produce accurate and 'fearless' assessments with the help of this invaluable guidebook, including:

  • Writing goals and objectives
  • Reviewing and selecting programs
  • Creating homegrown programs
  • Creating self-report questionnaires and focus groups
  • Calculating time and cost effectiveness
  • Crunching numbers and organizing data
  • Presenting the results

What's more, Prevention That Works! contains over thirty separate resources that you can easily adapt and use in your own evaluations, including:

  • Sample youth participant feedback sheets
  • Sample adult participant feedback sheets
  • Sample classroom observation sheets
  • Sample teacher implementation logs
  • Sample en-route participant feedback sheets
  • Sample teacher surveys of curriculum content for violence and substance abuse
  • Data summary Logs
  • Sample student risk surveys
  • Sample parent consent forms

. . . as well as guidelines, glossaries, and advice on online funding. It's a comprehensive work and an essential part of your school safety program!


 
Getting Started
Establishing Your Work Group

 
 
Writing Goals and Objectives
 
Program Review, Selection, and Implementation
 
Creating Homegrown Programs
Elements of Effective Prevention

 
 
Additional Data Collection
Preparing for Assessment of Program Effectiveness

 
 
Self-Report Questionnaires and Focus Groups
Collecting Information From Students

 
 
Cost and Time Effectiveness
 
Experimental Design - The Basics
 
Experimental Designs for Different Program Types
 
Crunching Your Numbers and Organizing Your Data
 
Public Presentation of Your Results
 
Troubleshooting Your Results

"Easy to read and understand, with a wealth of resource ideas. Very helpful for even a novice to understand and lead school and community groups through developing a practical prevention plan." 

Jane Todey
Bureau of Children, Family, & Community Services, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines, IA

 

"A good beginning tool for those in need to get the job done immediately."

Bertha Caldwell
Bureau of Children, Family, and Community Services, Des Moines, IA

"Knowles does a fine job of reaching her goal of providing a practical and accessible book for the practitioner charged with selecting, implementing, and evaluating prevention programs in two problem areas that dramatically affect the health of our children."

Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books, April 2003

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Getting Started


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