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Presentation
Addressing Violence in Our Schools: Approaches to Program Development and Evaluation
American Evaluation Association Annual Conference
  • Moya L. Alfonso, Georgia Southern University
  • Sherri Reynolds, School Board of Sarasota County
  • Paul Sutton, Sarasota Coalition on Substance Abuse
  • Hannah Covel, Sarasota Coalition on Substance Abuse
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
10-29-2016
Abstract

Violence in K-12 educational settings has gained national attention. It is a public health problem faced by youth, parents, schools, and communities that requires a systematic approach to program development and evaluation. The purpose of this roundtable is to first present the program development and program evaluation process used in SAVE (Sarasota Against Violence), a violence prevention program targeted at adolescents in Florida. Second, a series of discussion questions will be used to guide participants through topics such as designing complex, high stakes programs, designing evaluations capable of capturing complexity, designing evaluations that meet guiding program evaluation ethical standards, and the importance of mixed methods approaches to capturing the complex nature of violence prevention programming in K-12 education. Participants will leave with a variety of information and skills they can use to design violence prevention programs and related program evaluations that are capable of addressing this alarming public health issue.

Location
Atlanta, GA
Citation Information
Moya L. Alfonso, Sherri Reynolds, Paul Sutton and Hannah Covel. "Addressing Violence in Our Schools: Approaches to Program Development and Evaluation" American Evaluation Association Annual Conference (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/moya_alfonso/204/