Community involvement in prevention programs: The use of a telephone survey for program development

Carol Lawton Vernon, Anthony R. D'Augelli

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Abstract

Prevention programs that require active involvement of community residents must stimulate awareness, interest, and participation in their activities. Disappointing participation in one such project, the Community Helpers Project, resulted in a telephone survey being conducted in order to distinguish lack of awareness from disinterest on the part of community residents. Two hundred residents in the project field sites were surveyed. The results showed that most residents were unaware of the project but that, upon learning about it, most expressed strong interest. These findings support the need for more systematic efforts to be made in the marketing of prevention programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology

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