Evidence-informed program development: Using a common components approach to develop universal parenting programs for U.S. military and civilian families

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Abstract

Program development is a complex, iterative process involving multiple steps and decision points. This article presents the common components approach as comparatively efficient, heuristic tool for deciding what content to include in a new program on the basis of current manualized evidence-based programs, alongside theory, basic research findings, and professional judgment. A case study of how this approach was used to develop a universal parenting program for U.S. military and civilian parents of infants (birth to 12 months) is presented. Lessons learned in applying a common components methodology to program development and implications for others who are interested in using the approach in their program work are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-177
Number of pages12
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume90
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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