Moving from science to service: Transposing and sustaining the early risers prevention program in a community service system

Michael L Bloomquist, Gerald August, Jason L. Horowitz, Susanne S Lee, Cheryl Jensen

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Abstract

This paper summarizes an effort to transpose and sustain the evidence-based Early Risers "Skills for Success" conduct problems prevention program in a real world community service system. The Early Risers program had previously been implemented by a local agency within the context of research-based operations. In the current initiative, responsibility for funding and operating the program was transferred from program developers to a local community agency and county service system. There is a description of how the local community partnership adopted the program and real world program evaluation data pertaining to costs and implementation of the program over 2 years (N = 168 children) is presented. It is demonstrated that the local community system provided ongoing funding and that the agency implemented the program with acceptable exposure and participation. Editors' Strategic Implications: The authors carefully assess multiple elements of fidelity and share important lessons regarding community-based implementation, obstacles, and collaboration. The article should be of interest to anyone considering a replication of the evidence-based Early Risers program and also to a broader audience of researchers and practitioners involved in translational research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-321
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Primary Prevention
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008

Keywords

  • Aggression
  • Children
  • Community
  • Partnership
  • Prevention
  • Sustainability

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