Commentary: Building Capacity for Prevention's Next Generation

Commentary: Building Capacity for Prevention's Next Generation P1: GYQ Prevention Science [PREV] pp336-prev-364349 January 4, 2002 7:56 Style file version Nov. 04, 2000 ° C Prevention Science, Vol. 2, No. 4, December 2001 ( 2002) Commentary Building Capacity for Prevention’s Next Generation 1,2 1 William B. Hansen and Linda Dusenbury Federal agencies that fund prevention practice— fected by this is consumers. Practitioners who are now the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) required to evaluate programs need clear standards and the U.S. Department of Education—now actively for designing evaluations and for interpreting results. promote the adoption of research-based programs At a minimum, standard measures of behavior with proven or promising track records. This repre- and mediators, and standard methods for analysis and sents a significant change in policy and was clearly reporting need to be established. We know how to influenced by the availability of expert reviews of measure behaviors and mediators that are targeted programs including Making the Grade: A Guide to by programs. Measures of adherence and quality have School Drug Prevention Programs (Drug Strategies, become increasingly important, but are not yet stan- 1996, 1999), the Blue Prints for Violence Prevention dardized and have been given insufficient attention in (Elliot & Mihalic, 1997) of Prevention Science Springer Journals

Commentary: Building Capacity for Prevention's Next Generation

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Copyright © 2001 by Society for Prevention Research
Medicine & Public Health; Public Health; Health Psychology; Child and School Psychology
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