Moving the field of prevention from science to service: Integrating evidence-based preventive interventions into community practice through adapted and adaptive models

Gerald August, Abigail Gewirtz, George M Realmuto

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Abstract

The article addresses the adaptation of evidence-based prevention and positive youth development programs for community use. Two complementary approaches for adapting programs are described. In the " adapted" approach, programs are modified to accommodate the culture, climate, and operations of the organization delivering the program. In the " adaptive" approach, programs are modified to accommodate the characteristics, needs and preferences of the individual or family receiving the program. Two examples are provided that illustrate how both adapted and adaptive intervention strategies have been incorporated by community practitioners into the implementation of the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-85
Number of pages14
JournalApplied and Preventive Psychology
Volume14
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010

Keywords

  • Adapted model
  • Adaptive model
  • Fidelity
  • Implementation
  • Prevention

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