Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development: Locating Effective Substance Misuse Prevention Interventions within Prevention Registries
Prevention registries such as Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development play an important role in informing practitioners, funders and policymakers about interventions that are likely to improve the lives of youths and their families. This webinar first presents an overview of Blueprints, followed by a demonstration on navigating the registry’s website and tailoring searches to locate effective interventions that fit local communities’ unique needs and circumstances. It will conclude with a discussion on what the field considers best practices in making adaptations to effective interventions to increase cultural appropriateness without modifying core components, or the essential intervention activities deemed necessary to produce desired outcomes.
Webinar Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this virtual learning experience, participants will be able to:
- Participants will increase their knowledge of how to establish causal evidence in evaluating what “works” in preventing substance misuse and other problem behaviors.
- Participants will learn the process for becoming a Blueprints evidence-based intervention (EBI) and how to navigate the Blueprints registry in selecting effective substance misuse prevention interventions and other EBIs.
- Participants will increase their understanding of best practices for adapting EBIs.
Dr. Pamela Buckley is a senior research associate in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also Principal Investigator of Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development , a globally recognized registry of experimentally proven interventions promoting rigorous scientific standards for certification that serves as a resource for governmental agencies, foundations, community organizations, and practitioners seeking to make informed decisions about their investments in preventive interventions. Her expertise is in testing social programs designed to prevent antisocial behavior and promote a healthy course of youth development. She has extensive knowledge of the prevention science literature and expertise in the design and implementation of evaluation research projects. A former school psychologist, she also has considerable experience consulting in classrooms with teachers, students, families, and communities.