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McCroskey, Jacquelyn; Pecora, Peter J.; Franke, Todd; Christie, Christina A.; Lothridge, Jaymie – Child Welfare, 2012
The Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project, funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), is a community-specific strategy delivered through eight regional networks designed to address the full spectrum of community-based prevention. This article summarizes a strong and meaningful pattern of improvements…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Prevention, Demonstration Programs, Program Descriptions
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Brindis, Claire D.; Geierstanger, Sara P.; Faxio, Adrienne – Health Education & Behavior, 2009
As part of their 10-year $60 million Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, The California Wellness Foundation funded 18 state and local organizations to conduct policy advocacy to strengthen teen pregnancy prevention policies. This article describes how some of these grantees accomplished noteworthy goals, including the passage of the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Advocacy, Adolescents, Pregnancy
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Jaycox, Lisa H.; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Ocampo, Beverly Weidmer; Shelley, Gene A.; Blake, Susan M.; Peterson, Donna J.; Richmond, Lucinda S.; Kub, Joan E. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2006
The current emphasis on best practices for school-based health and mental health programs brings with it the demand for evaluation efforts in schools. This article describes the challenges of launching a successful school program and evaluation, with lessons learned from three projects that focus on intimate partner violence. The authors discuss…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Research Methodology, Program Implementation
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Tang, Hao; Cowling, David W.; Koumjian, Kristi; Roeseler, April; Lloyd, Jon; Rogers, Todd – New Directions for Evaluation, 2002
Describes a state agency's approach to developing and improving the self-assessment and accountability of local programs overseen and funded by a large statewide program. This self-assessment approach to evaluating local tobacco control programs in California is "empowerment evaluation" in action. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Local Issues, Prevention