Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
Best practices is the first of its kind to look at the effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring. These programs are drawn from real-world experiences of professionals and advocates who have successfully worked to prevent violence among children and adolescents. As a CDC publication, the sourcebook also documents the science behind each best practice and offers a comprehensive directory of resources for more information about programs that have used these practices .
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado at Boulder
1877 Broadway, Suite 601
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 492- 1032
Fax: (303) 443-3297
Sets a standard for exemplary, research-based violence and drug programs and for implementing theses programs with fidelity to the models. By the center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Institute of Behavioral Science, Univeristy of Colorado at Boulder. Funded by OJJDP. Selection criteria-Model Programs: 1) evidence of deterrent effect with a strong research design, 2) sustained effect, and 3) multiple sit replication.
Phone: (801) 581-8498
Results of the 1999 search for "best practices" family strengthening programs by program type and age group; Prepared by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (OJJDP) in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). Links and two-page summaries of family-focused programs that have been proven to be effective.
U.S. Department of Education
Ed Pubs, P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398
U.S. Department of Education list evaluation criteria: Evidence of efficacy, quality of program, educational significance, and usefulness to others.
P.O. Box 42557
Washington, DC 20015
Child, Adolescent and Family Program. Promotes and ensures that the mental health needs of children and their families are met within the context of community-based systems of care.
P.O. Box 42557
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: (International): 240-221-4021
TDD: 866-889-2647/240-221-4022 (international)
The Healthy Start Initiative was established in 1991 by the Health Resources and Serivices Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Public Health Service. The Initiative's primary purpose was to reduce infant mortatlity by 50 percent and generally improve maternal and infant health in at risk communities.
Describes prevention practices that K-8 public school administrators have found to be effective in accelerating school performance, increasing readiness for learning, and reducing problem behaviors; derives from six different research partnerships between public schools and universities across the United States. Each team focused on students with- and at risk of developing emotional and behavioral disorders. Compiled by the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice (CECP). All projects in this guide received funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
AED Center for Youth Development and Policy Research
1825 COnnecticut Avenue
Washington, DC 20009-5721
An effort to find and share ideas, activities and practices that are working in after-school programs. The PPAS website is for after-school program directors, youth workers, teachers, parents, community members and others interested in improving the quality of after school programs.
Links to short summaries of research findings or synthetic summaries of research, organized by the five result areas used in the Promising and Proven Programs section.
P.O. Box 42557
Washington, DC 20015
Summarizes the state of the science on youth violence and prevention. Identifies science-based strategies that can be implemented by parents, schools, and communities to decrease the risk of youth violence. Describes specific programs that meet criteria for Model and Promising Categories. Selection criteria-Model Programs: 1) Rigorous experimental design, 2) significant deterrent effects on violence or serious delinquency, 3) any risk factor for violence with large effect sizes (.30 or greater), 4)replication with demonstrated effects and sustainability of effects. Promising Programs: The same as Model Programs with the 2 differences: 1) significant deterrent effects on any risk factor for violence with an effective size of .10 or greater, 2) either replication or sustainability of effects.
16 Sconticut Neck Road, #290
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone: Toll Free from US/Canada: 1-888-232-2275
Phone: (internationally): 1-508-748-3326
Executive Director: Susan Kistler - firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Services Director: Heidi Nye - email@example.com
AEA Website: www.eval.org
An international professional association devoted to the application and exploration of the evaluation of programs, personnel, technology, and much more.
The ACF project officer:
Phone: (202) 401-5760
Strengthening marriages and relationships in low-income families has emerged as a national policy strategy to enhance child well-being. Building Strong Families (BSF) is an initiative to develop and evaluate programs designed to help interested unwed parents achieve their aspirations for healthy marriage and a stable family life. This website is designed to help programs that participate in the evaluation, and other interested parties, learn about the progress of the evaluation and the kinds of services that are being tested. Many materials will be available to the public, but over time, a password-protected Learning Community will also be supported for the BSF research sites and others directly involved in the evaluation.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aerospace Center Building, 7th Floor, West
370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Fax: (202) 205-3598
The project directors:
Alan M. Hershey
Phone: (609) 275-2384
Phone: (609) 275-2389
OPRE is responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of programs to improve the economic and social well-being of children and families.
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, NJ 08543-2393
Fax (609) 799-0005
Strengthening families has emerged as a key public policy goal, but few know how public programs can help stabilize and bolster families. Mathematica's new Web site is designed to keep track of the emerging research and evaluate select programs.
c/o Institute for Educational Leadership
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW,Suite 310
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 822-8405,Ext.156
Fax: (202) 872-4050
The Sustainability Planning Checklist helps community school initiatives plan for the future.
c/o Authenticity Consulting, LLC
4008 Lake Drive Avenue,North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55422-1508
Authenticity Consulting, LLC
Acomprehensive collection of full-text publications and links related to the many different kinds of evaluations performed by nonprofits. From The Free Management Library at The Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits.
Federal Building, Room 236
116 Front Street
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: (302) 644-0990
Fax: (302) 644-0991
Offers short-term professional development courses for practicing evaluators to enhance the capabilities of evaluators and others responsible for and using evaluation results, to increase the implementation and use of methodologically defensible evaluations, to advance the evaluation profession, and to implement events that are relevant, of high quality, and of utility to participants.United Way of America's Outcome Measurement Resource Network. Provides United Way and other organizations' outcome measurement resources and learnings.
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