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ERIC Number: EJ853656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Translational Research in Action: Implementation of the Communities that Care Prevention System in 12 Communities
Fagan, Abigail A.; Hanson, Koren; Hawkins, J. David; Arthur, Michael W.
Journal of Community Psychology, v37 n7 p809-829 Sep 2009
Translational research (Pentz, Jasuja, Rohrbach, Sussman, & Bardo, 2006; Woolf, 2008) is concerned with moving advances in prevention science into everyday practice in communities, yet there are few models for ensuring this transfer of knowledge. Communities That Care (CTC) provides a planned, structured, and data-driven system that trains community prevention coalitions to select evidence-based programs and replicate them with strong implementation fidelity. In this article, the authors describe the implementation of the CTC prevention system over a 5-year period in 12 communities participating in the Community Youth Development Study. The results indicated that the intervention communities enacted, on average, 90% of the core components of the CTC system, and achieved high rates of implementation fidelity when replicating a variety of school, afterschool, and parent training programs. These results held over time; communities successfully launched their prevention coalitions and programs and maintained the quality of their prevention services over 5 years. These results indicate that the CTC system can be used to foster translational research. (Contains 4 footnotes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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