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Prevention Program Development and Evaluation
An Incidence Reduction, Culturally Relevant Approach



September 2009 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Prevention Program Development & Evaluation (PPD&E): An Incidence Reduction, Culturally-Relevant Approach takes as its premise that prevention practice can become both more frequent and improved through the careful use of program development and evaluation processes. The book builds on Conyne's basic text in Preventive Counseling to present such a model and how to use it to develop, plan and evaluate community programs aimed at preventing mental health issues.

Prevention Program Development and Evaluation can be used as a primary text in courses devoted to prevention or in graduate internships and seminars aimed at practice issues; it also is expected to see wide use as a supplemental text in a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, counseling, social work, and other human services. The book builds on a popular formula by George Albee (well-known in public health and psychology) that is aimed at reducing the incidence (new cases) of psychological and educational problems. Conyne expands this formula by including factors based on contemporary research and through identifying specific prevention program development and evaluation steps. The resulting Adapted Incidence Reduction formula is then set within an encompassing 10-step prevention program development and evaluation model that emphasizes the critical concepts of community, collaboration, and cultural relevance.

Interspersed throughout the book are descriptions of "everyday prevention" practices, as well as concrete prevention program examples that have been proven effective in the community where they were implemented. Conyne draws the book's contents to a close through using a set of guided questions that walk the student or practitioner through the prevention program development and evaluation process. Numerous learning exercises, figures, and a comprehensive set of references in prevention and in program development and evaluation enhance the text's attractiveness and usability.

 
Preface
 
List of Tables and Figures
 
PART I: PREVENTION FOUNDATION
 
Ch 1. Prevention in Everyday Life
 
Ch 2. Basic Tenets of Prevention
 
Ch 3. Criteria for Determining a Prevention Program
 
Ch 4. Reducing Incidence in Prevention
 
PART II: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATON
 
Ch 5. Program Development and Evaluation : Basic Understandings
 
Ch 6. Community-Based, Collaborative, Culturally Relevant PD&E
 
PART III: TEN-STEP PREVENTION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION APPROACH
 
CH 7. Laying the Groundwork for Community, Collaboration, and Cultural Relevance Processes: Steps 1-8
 
Ch 8. Designing the Prevention Program and Evaluation Plan: Steps 9-10
 
Ch 9. Back to the Future: Applying Incidence Reduction to Problem Identification in Prevention Program Development and Evaluation
 
Ch 10. Analyzing and Learning From Prevention Programs
 
Appendix A: Ten-Step PPD&E Model
 
Appendix B: Laying the Groundwork (Steps 1-8) for Community, Collaboration, and Cultural Relevance
 
Appendix C: Implement and Evaluate (Steps 9-10)
 
Appendix D: PPD&E Step 9: Design the Prevention Program Plan
 
Appendix E: PPD&E Step 10: Design the Prevention Program Evaluation Plan
 
Appendix F. Basic Incidence Reduction Formulae
 
Appendix G. PPD&E Step 9b: Identify the Problem
 
Appendix H: Useful Web Sites
 
References

Weak on program evaluation content

Kristine Ajrouch
Sociology Dept, Eastern Michigan University
January 16, 2010

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