publication . Article . 2004

Challenges in Disseminating Model Programs: A Qualitative Analysis of the Strengthening Washington DC Families Program

Penny Beatty; Denise C. Gottfredson; Karol K. Kumpfer; Danielle Polizzi Fox;
  • Published: 15 Oct 2004 Journal: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, volume 7, pages 165-176 (issn: 1096-4037, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
This article discusses the challenges faced when a popular model program, the Strengthening Families Program, which in the past has been implemented on a smaller scale in single organizations, moves to a larger, multiorganization endeavor. On the basis of 42 interviews conducted with program staff, the results highlight two main themes that address program and organizational characteristics. The themes relate to the cultural relevance of the program, the accessibility of program partners, the organization of program services, and the coordination of program activities. The article also offers a discussion of how to better prepare sites for program delivery. This...
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