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Prevention Program Development and Evaluation

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

June 2009 | 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.

List of Tables and Figures
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
Ch 5. Program Development and Evaluation : Basic Understandings
Ch 6. Community-Based, Collaborative, Culturally Relevant PD&E
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

It fits all the contents in the course and explains them perfectly

Professor Maria del Carmen Montano
Psychology, Universidad Iberoamericana
June 17, 2022

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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