ERIC Number: ED469353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
A Practitioner's Guide to Science-Based Prevention: A Handbook of Promising, Effective and Model Programs. 2002 Conference Edition.
The importance of science-based programs is now widely acknowledged in the substance abuse prevention field. The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) continues its efforts on several fronts to inform the field of the existence and availability of science-based program options. It primarily does this through its National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs (NREPP), which CSAP created to identify, review, and classify science-based prevention programs. NREPP rates science-based programs along a continuum of effectiveness, ranging from promising to model programs. This guide explains the NREPP review process and features the latest lists of CSAP-vetted science-based prevention programs. Model programs are the gold standard of the prevention field. They meet NREPP standards for effectiveness and have the added advantage of technical assistance from the programs developers. A user-friendly matrix, or chart, displays characteristics of the model programs and serves as a guide for practitioners. Summary descriptions about programs that have been designated as promising or effective through the NREPP process are also included in this publication. CSAP works with developers throughout the year to move these programs toward model status. This guide manifests CSAP's commitment to informing the field about the latest scientific information on substance abuse prevention. (GCP)
Descriptors: Models, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Scientific Research, Standards, Substance Abuse
For full text: www.modelprograms.samhsa.gov/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Note: Written with assistance from Paul Brounstein and Stephen E. Gardner. Prepared jointly by the National Center for the Advancement of Prevention (NCAP) and the National Dissemination Initiative. Supported by John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Northrop Grumman.