Community Spotlight

SPS created the Community Spotlight short video series to shed some light on specific topics in the evaluation and program planning community and provide valuable resources you can implement today. Check in regularly to see our growing series!

Informed Consent

Informed Consent is required when performing any evaluation involving volunteers who provide information. Watch our new 8-min video and download the Informed Consent Worksheet to help take the guesswork out of determining the best way to protect your participants, organizations and yourself.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to select the resources you would like to receive. SPS provides these resources free of charge for you to be more effective and efficient in your program planning and evaluation!

  • Informed Consent Worksheet

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

  • Get The Word Out

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

  • Writing Outcomes Worksheet

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

  • Content Crosswalk Worksheet

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

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

  • Data Collection Worksheet

    This worksheet walks you through the steps that will need to happen before the information youcollect 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, which is the most important factor for ensuring that your data collection resources are used wisely.

  • 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.

  • 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, Structure and Processes, Staffing, Partnership Development, Resource Development, Member Agency Development.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social Ecological Model (SEM)

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

  • Prevention Principles Assessment Worksheet

    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)

  • 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.

  • 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 (available below) lists the measures available in the full compendium.

  • Youth Violence 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.

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