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ERIC Number: EJ894595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
Sustainability of a Targeted Intervention Package: First Step to Success in Oregon
Loman, Sheldon L.; Rodriguez, Billie Jo; Horner, Robert H.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v18 n3 p178-191 Sep 2010
Variables affecting the sustained implementation of evidence-based practices are receiving increased attention. A descriptive analysis of the variables associated with sustained implementation of First Step to Success (FSS), a targeted intervention for young students at risk for behavior disorders, is provided. Measures based on a conceptual model of sustainability were used with personnel from 29 schools from 13 Oregon school districts to describe variables that promote the sustainability of FSS. Results indicate that 28% of the school districts continued to implement FSS up to 10 years after initial implementation. Six critical features were perceived by school personnel to promote sustainability: (a) dedicated resources, (b) training and orientation activities, (c) district-level coordination, (d) selection of students who are a good fit for the intervention, (e) highly qualified coaches, and (f) administrative support. Clinical relevance and future directions for research addressing sustainability are presented. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon