The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a forum on Emphasizing Evidence-Based Programs for Children and Youth in Washington, D.C. The forum consisted of experts across the field of evidence and innovation. During the Forum, experts discussed challenges encountered when selecting and replicating evidence-based programs and also identified approaches for developing evidence-informed programs when evidence-based programs are not available or applicable for a given population.
The video below offers a brief overview of the key points of the one-and-a-half day forum.
The meeting was organized into four sessions:
Session 1: Selecting evidence-based programs for replication
Session 2: Replicating evidence-based programs: Fidelity and adaptation
Session 3: Scaling up evidence-based programs
Session 4: Implementing evidence-informed and innovative strategies
Visit the FindYouthInfo.gov YouTube channel to view other videos from the meeting held April 2011:
Four briefs are being developed after the forum. The briefs will introduce key themes that emerged from the discussion and provide guidance on strategies for identifying a program’s core components, the importance of ensuring high quality program implementation, and techniques that can be used to inform the development of new, evidence-informed social programs. These briefs will be posted on FindYouthInfo.gov as they are available.
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