This user-friendly training manual will meet the needs of peer program and prevention program professionals by providing step-by-step instructions for setting-up an evaluation program. It addresses the essential components of the evaluation process and guides professionals through the planning, development, implementation, and data collection stages. The authors establish a rationale for program evaluation, explaining how it differs from research, and discuss ways to align the vision, mission, and goals of a program. They then describe several approaches to evaluation and methods for successfully collecting and analyzing data. Methods for reporting the results of evaluations are also considered. An accompanying CD will contain evaluation forms, handouts, and other useful materials.
About the Authors:
David Black, PhD, MPH, HSPP, CHES, CPPE, FASHA, FSBM, FAAHB, AAHE is Professor of Public Health at Purdue University and President Emeritus of the National Peer Helpers Association (NPHA) and Treasurer of the National Association of Peer Program Professionals (NAPPP).
Elizabeth S. Foster, EdD, is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and President Emeritus of the National Peer Helper Association (NPHA).
Judith A. Tindall, PhD, is president of Psychological Network Inc., a full service psychological group in St. Charles, Missouri, and President Emeritus of the National Peer Helpers Association (NPHA) and President of the National Association of Peer Program Professionals (NAPPP).