1st Edition

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

Edited By Mark E. Feinberg Copyright 2021
    260 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    260 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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.

    1 Introduction   

    Part I Child and Adolescent

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

    John E. Lochman, Caroline L. Boxmeyer, Ansley T. Gilpin, & Nicole P. Powell

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

    Jesse L. Boring

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

    Michelle Miller-Day, Michael L. Hecht, Jonathan Pettigrew  

    Part II Parenting 

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

    Carolyn Webster-Stratton

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

    Laura A. Rains, Margrét Sigmarsdóttir, Marion S. Forgatch

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

    Matthew R Sanders  

    Part III Family 

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

    Eugenia Hartsook and Virginia Molgaard

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

    Kari-Lyn K. Sakuma, Mark E. Feinberg, Kimberly A. Updegraff, Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor and Susan M. McHale

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

    Lourdes M. Rojas, Moinca Bahamon and Hilda Pantin

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

    Robert L. Nix  

    Part IV Family Transitions

    12 Developing the Nurse-Family Partnership

    David Olds and Elly Yost

    13 The New Beginnings Program for Divorced and Separated Families

    Sharlene A. Wolchik & Irwin N. Sandler  

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

    Patricia Chamberlain

    Part V Adult 

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

    Joel B. Bennett, Brittany D. Linde, G. Shawn Reynolds and Wayne E. K. Lehman


    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.