SPF/CTC Data Webinar
- UDETC’s series of on-line distance learning courses. These courses provide a no-cost training that focuses on the reduction of underage access to alcohol. Courses can be accessed at: http://www.udetc.org/distancelearning.htm
- Purpose: Examine prioritized risk factors and gaps and select programs and systems change strategies to address them, develop evaluation objectives, and create a workplan
Audience: Community Board
Content: Description of the potential EBPs, primer and exercises on writing objectives, description of the sections of the workplan
“Evidence-based” strategies refers to those that have some evidence of influencing use rates and consequences in similar communities under similar circumstances. According to CSAP, evidence-based strategies are those that are:
- Included on federal lists or registries of evidence-based interventions
- Find Youth Info www.findyouthinfo.gov,
- Blueprints http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints/,
- Comparison Matrix for Science-Based Prevention Programs http://www.education.ne.gov/federalprograms/pdf/CSAPComparisonMatrix.pdf
- National Registry of Evidence Based Programs, Policies, and Practices (NREPP) http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/)
- Communities That Care Tested, Effective Programs http://www.sdrg.org/ctcresource/Prevention%20Strategies%20Guide/testedprograms.pdf
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention http://www.sprc.org/bpr
- Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning http://casel.org/publications/safe-and-sound-an-educational-leaders-guide-to-evidence-based-sel-programs/
- Reported (with positive effects) in peer-reviewed journals (search http://scholar.google.com/ for scholarly articles); or
- Documented effectiveness supported by other sources of information and the consensus judgment of informed experts, as described in the following set of four guidelines (all must be met)
- Based in solid theory documented in a logic or conceptual model(such as the Social Development Model); and
- Similar in content and structure to interventions that appear in registries or peer-reviewed literature (address risk and protective factors, have similar contact hours, and teaching techniques, but address a different population); and
- The Intervention is supported by documentation that it has been effectively implemented in the past, and multiple times, in a manner attentive to scientific standards of evidence and with results that show a consistent pattern of credible and positive effects (there are unpublished evaluation results from several sites that show positive results); and
- The intervention is reviewed and deemed appropriate by a panel of informed prevention experts that includes: well-qualified prevention researchers who are experienced in evaluating prevention interventions similar to those under review; local prevention practitioners; and key community leaders as appropriate ,(e.g., the state-level Evidence-Based Practice Workgroup, Strategic Plan Review Team, and Indiana Prevention Resource Center TA/Evaluation Team).
- A directory of unique and specific local ordinances, policies, and regulations that community anti-drug coalitions have worked to enact, and a description of the steps taken by coalitions to make these changes occur.
- This document contains detailed information to help prevention providers and communities strategically select environmental prevention strategies that can effectively and significantly reduce substance abuse and related problems and consequences.
- A list of environmental strategies to reduce college drinking
- Selection guide, reference list, and examples of implementation guidelines
- A list of Evidence-Based Environmental Strategies for reducing underage drinking (especially on college/university campuses)
- A CADCA publication meant to assist coalitions expand their knowledge about planning for population-level change.
PoliciesAlcohol Policy Information System - summarizes policies and violations relating to underage drinking for Indiana.
Strategy Approval Guide and Pre-Approved Strategies
Child Trends Fact Sheet: What Works for Preventing and Stopping Substance Use in Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and InterventionsThis Child Trends fact sheet reviews evaluated programs that focus on adolescent substance use. Among other findings, this fact sheet explores whether both prevention and cessation programs work for adolescents, whether multi-component programs generally work, and whether programs that address all forms of drug use in combination generally work.
- Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, in its function of working with colleges and universities to reduce high risk drinking by college students has developed the following comparison of on line assessment tools. While the PLCB does not state this is a complete and exhaustive list of on line assessments, it will allow college and university staff the opportunity to review many of the more popular sites.
- Developing a theory of change, logic models, and strategic and action plans
- A useful guide from the Kellogg Foundation stepping communities through the development of a logic model.