Implementing for success in school-based mental health promotion: The role of quality in resolving the tension between fidelity and adaptation

Ann Lendrum, Neil Humphrey, Mark Greenberg

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Abstract

Research in implementation science has shown that interventions are rarely implemented as designed, and that variability in implementation is associated with variability in outcomes. Lack of programme fidelity has been seen as the prime cause of poor outcomes, though it has also been suggested that this must be balanced against adaptation. In this chapter, we argue that what is required is a focus on quality, of both fidelity and adaptation. This reframing has implications for programme development processes, research and evaluation, and the training and support of practitioners in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMental Health and Wellbeing through Schools
Subtitle of host publicationThe Way Forward
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Pages53-63
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317655053
ISBN (Print)9780415745185
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 14 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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