Conducting a Community Needs Assessment - Participants will understand how to better assess the populations they serve, including examining cultural values and norms, in order to better select, adapt, and implement evidence-based adolescent pregnancy, HIV/STI prevention programs.
CQI/Program Sustainability - Participants learn how to conduct Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) to strengthen their programs and plan for program sustainability. Participants will describe how CQI leads to program sustainability and develop a program sustainability action plan.
Developing a Logic Model - Participants will understand how to develop logic models to design and use programs to prevent adolescent pregnancy and HIV/STI. Participants apply the concepts of risk and protective factors to build their own logic models.
Getting to Outcomes: A Step-by-Step Process to Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy - Participants are guided through the Getting to Outcomes (GTO) framework, a process that helps practitioners use an evidence-based approach to plan, implement, evaluate, and improve programs. GTO connects these essential ingredients for effective prevention programs.
How Effective is My Work? - Evaluating Sexual Health Programs - Participants will understand the basics of process and outcome evaluation, learn about basic evaluation instruments, and leave with a plan to implement and analyze these tools in their settings.
Recipe for Success: Insight into Program Fidelity and Adaptation - Participants will learn about practical tools and resources to guide them in maintaining fidelity to core components of evidence-based interventions and make effective adaptations, and will come to understand why funders and decision-makers stress fidelity.