• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 30th April, 2015

How team experience promotes implementation fidelity

Better results happen when therapists stick to the programme. So the question follows: what helps therapists adhere to treatment protocols? In a recent Swedish study of Multisystemic Therapy, the more experienced the team as a whole, the better the adherence.In fact, the level of team experience mattered for adherence even when individual therapists’ levels of experience were taken into account.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 23rd April, 2015

Healthy communities: cutting risk, increasing protection

The Communities That Care programme has been shown to reduce risk factors for youth problem behaviour. But the absence of risk is not the same as the presence of protection. Now a new study suggests that CTC also increases protective factors like social skills, healthy friendships, and recognition for good behaviour.Kids grow up in communities. The contexts of neighborhood, family, school, and fri…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 09th April, 2015

In implementation, “how well” is as important as “how much”

Most studies of implementation look at whether facilitators cover the material in the programme manual. But they tend to neglect the role of competence in delivery. A recent study of a school anti-bullying programme found that teachers who taught with warmth and praise, and who covered the material clearly, were also the ones who got the best results.Bullying prevention programmes in schools typic…

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