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Designing Evidence-Based Public Health and Prevention Programs
Expert Program Developers Explain the Science and Art

Edited By

Mark E. Feinberg

ISBN 9780367205171
Published November 29, 2020 by Routledge
260 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Demonstrating that public health and prevention program development is as much art as science, this book brings together expert program developers to offer practical guidance and principles in developing effective behavior-change curricula.

Feinberg and the team of experienced contributors cover evidence-based programs addressing a range of physical, mental, and behavioral health problems, including ones targeting families, specific populations, and developmental stages. The contributors describe their own professional journeys and decisions in creating, refining, testing, and disseminating a range of programs and strategies. Readers will learn about selecting change-promoting targets based on existing research; developing and creating effective and engaging content; considering implementation and dissemination contexts in the development process; and revising, refining, expanding, abbreviating, and adapting a curriculum across multiple iterations.

Designing Evidence-Based Public Health and Prevention Programs is essential reading for prevention scientists, prevention practitioners, and program developers in community agencies. It also provides a unique resource for graduate students and postgraduates in family sciences, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social work, education, nursing, public health, and counselling.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 

Part I Child and Adolescent

2 Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Aggressive Children: The Anger Coping and Coping Power Programs 

3 Developing an Online Prevention Program: Lessons Learned During Creation of the Children of Divorce – Coping with Divorce (CoD-CoD) Program 

4 Developing an Adolescent Substance Use Prevention Intervention: Keepin’ it REAL  

Part II Parenting 

5 The Incredible Years Parent, Teacher and Child Programs: Foundations and Future  

6 Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Based Parent Management Training Intervention: GenerationPMTO 

7 Developing the Triple P System as a Population Approach to Parenting Support 

Part III Family 

8 The Development of the Strengthening Families Program for 10 to 14 Year Olds 

9 Siblings Are Special: A Practical Guide for Adapting a Universal Primary Prevention Program for Sibling Relationships 

10 Developing the Familias Unidas Preventive Intervention: Supporting Hispanic Adolescents through their Parents 

11 Embedding a Childhood Obesity Preventive Intervention within Early Head Start Home Visits: Recipe 4 Success 

Part IV Family Transitions

12 Developing the Nurse-Family Partnership

13 The New Beginnings Program for Divorced and Separated Families 

14 Treatment Foster Care Oregon: Developing an Alternative to Congregate Care

Part V Adult 

15 Building Prevention For The Workplace: An Integral And Process-Oriented Approach

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Mark E. Feinberg, Ph.D., is Research Professor in the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University.