ERIC Number: ED469592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison Matrix of Science-Based Prevention Programs: A Consumer's Guide for Prevention Professionals. 2002 Conference Edition.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Selecting an effective prevention program for a comprehensive intervention can be a daunting task. Not only must the program address the specific needs and assets of the defined population, but also there should be a level of confidence about its ability to produce positive outcomes regardless of differing settings and differing populations. The Comparison Matrix presented in this document is a table listing some 150 substance abuse and other problem behavior prevention programs that have been rated according to their effectiveness by five Federal agencies . The Comparison Matrix is intended for use by professionals in the field who wish to identify science-based prevention programs for implementation or for further research purposes. The Comparison Matrix consists of ratings or evaluations of prevention programs made by the Federal agencies that are most widely recognized as offering credible science-based assessments of prevention programs. The assessment criteria used by the various agencies is described in the appendix to indicate the differing approaches or perspectives of the rating agencies. (GCP)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Evaluation Methods, Models, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Scientific Research, Standards, Substance Abuse
For full text: http://modelprograms.samhsa.gov/pubs_tools.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.