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ERIC Number: ED512805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
Strategies for Organizational Success: Talking Points on Science-Based Approaches and Programs
Umbro, Elizabeth
Advocates for Youth
Science-Based Approaches (SBAs) have a number of specific characteristics. First, the development and implementation of an SBA must be fully informed by rigorous research. Second, an SBA must use strategies accepted in the scientific community as thorough and reliable. Third, the evaluation of an SBA must have shown it to be effective in achieving positive and intended outcomes, thereby suggesting that the approach will achieve similar outcomes when applied to populations similar to the original target group. Programs that fit these criteria are often published in peer-reviewed journals, helping the reader to know that the evaluation was rigorous. This report lists talking points that can help program planners and advocates effectively educate and persuade organizations and decision makers to rely on science-based approaches and programs for teen pregnancy prevention. These talking points may not answer every question, but they can help make clear, coherent arguments for science-based programs and approaches. [This brief was written with contributions from Laura Davis, Barbara Huberman, Tom Klaus, and Sue Alford.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Youth