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Prevention Programming

Planning & Evaluation Workbook

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This workbook will help you understand and practice how prevention planning and evaluation go together, and give you the resources to make this a reality.

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My Role in Prevention Worksheet


Use this worksheet to help nonprofit directors and program managers determine their commitment and prioritization of prevention programming. This is helpful when thinking about organizational capacity for prevention.

Inventory Of Organizational Changes To Support Prevention


Identify the organizational characteristics that are most important to assure the successful integration of primary prevention. This inventory includes possible changes in six areas of capacity: Leadership, Structures and Processes, Staffing, Partnership Development, Resource Development, Member Agency Development.

Community Element Inventory Worksheet


Use this worksheet to identify interviewees for a community readiness assessment.

Writing Outcomes Worksheet


A worksheet to walk you through writing the elements of a “SMART” outcome. Very helpful for getting the hang of it!

Evaluation Plan - Template


Use this Word document to write an evaluation plan. It includes the major sections that most evaluation plans include.

Logic Model - Template


A nontraditional logic model template that connects program activities to short, intermediate and long-term outcomes.

Identifying Coalition Resources - Worksheet


Use this worksheet to help identify the skills, resources, and group representations of each member of your collaborative group.

SWOT Analysis - Worksheet


Identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in your work to help you address issues and build stronger programming.

Work Plan - Worksheet


Define your strategy for data collection before you get to work!

Data Collection - Worksheet


This worksheet walks you through the steps that will need to happen before the information you collect can be used, and will help you plan for the resources that will be required. Most importantly, the worksheet helps you clarify how you will use the information you collect.

Choosing Measures - Worksheet


Use this measurement decision tree to decide if and how to adapt a measure for your evaluation.

Process or Outcome - Activity


An easy activity to quiz your knowledge of process and outcome evaluation. Used in our Evaluation 101 trainings.

Informed Consent Worksheet


A detailed worksheet with specific workflows to guide you through the Informed Consent process.

Comprehensive Programming - Worksheet


How comprehensive is your prevention programming? Use these worksheets to determine which of your prevention activities are working together to form a strategy, and which strategies could be considered a program.

Comprehensive Program Mapping SEM - Worksheet


Use this 3-step process to determine the comprehensiveness of your prevention strategies. Map your program outcomes onto the levels of the social ecology.

Content Crosswalk - Worksheet


Use this worksheet to make sure that your evaluation tools match the content that is covered in your prevention programming.

Prevention Principles Assessment


A one-page worksheet to quickly assess to what extent your prevention programs align with the principles of effective prevention programs identified by Nation et al. (2003).

Statewide Prevention Capacity Summary - Alaska 2016


See an example of the scoring summary our team in Alaska created to explain the capacity of local domestic violence / sexual assault member agencies to implement, plan and evaluate primary prevention programming.

Youth Violence Measures Compendium


The CDC published this compendium of measures commonly used in the prevention of youth violence. Includes common measures of risk and protective factors also associated with other forms of violence, including dating violence, IPV and SV.

Social Ecological Model


One page color figure of the social ecological model (four levels). Includes a description of each level and example prevention strategies for each level.

IPV Compendium


The CDC published this compendium of measures for assessing intimate partner violence and sexual violence perpetration and victimization.

Youth Violence Compendium Excerpt


This excerpt of the full compendium lists the measures available in the full compendium.

Dissemination Plan


Create a plan for how you'll spread the word about your evaluation findings.

Get The Word Out Handout


A simple visual to help you decide what to produce for dissemination based on your resources and purpose (awareness, understanding, action)