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2015 - SRCD Biennial Meeting Words: 489 words || 
1. Goldberg, Jessica., Bumgarner, Erin., jacobs, francine., Contreras, Mariah., Fosse, Nathan., Raskin, Maryna., Easterbrooks, Ann. and Mistry, Jayanthi. "Measuring Program Fidelity in the [Program Name] Home Visiting Program" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SRCD Biennial Meeting, Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, <Not Available>. 2019-04-21 <>
Publication Type: Presentation
Abstract: With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010), states have received over $1.5 billion for evidence-based home visiting programs, yet questions remain about how faithfully such programs are being implemented. This question is crucial for contextualizing program effects that vary considerably depending on how faithfully programs operate according to model standards (Durlak & DuPre, 2008). The proposed study informs this discussion by describing two indices of fidelity created for a statewide home visiting model evaluation. Guided by Carroll and colleagues (2007), who identified five aspects of fidelity measurement (i.e., adherence to the model, dosage, quality of service delivery, participant engagement/responsiveness, and identification of successful program elements) – we configured two indices of model fidelity: (1) program-level fidelity scores, reflecting the degree to which programs operated as intended by the model, and (2) individual-level fidelity scores, reflecting the degree to which individual evaluation participants used services as the model intends. We then explored associations between indices of fidelity and (a) maternal characteristics, and (b) other indices of program operations (e.g., duration). Finally, using a multi-level modeling (MLM) framework, we explored whether mother and child outcomes varied as a function of fidelity.
Fidelity scores were calculated using data from the program’s MIS, in which home visitors recorded all program-related activities. Data covered four fiscal years. Eleven indicators of fidelity were selected from the program’s “critical program elements” (see Table 1); both individual- and program-level fidelity scores ranged from 0 to 1, where 0 = total lack of fidelity to the program model and 1 = total adherence to the model. Program-level fidelity scores were calculated for all programs sites statewide (n = 26), averaged across fiscal years, and then assigned to each evaluation participant based on the program in which she spent the most time. Individual-level fidelity scores were calculated as a proportion of the indicators met by each evaluation participant (n = 433).
There was greater variability in individual-level fidelity scores compared to program-level fidelity (see Figure 1). Average program-level fidelity scores were quite high (M = 0.74, range 0.71- 0.80). In contrast, individual-level fidelity scores were widely distributed (M = 0.54, SD = 0.24). Program-level fidelity was not related to most indicators of mothers’ utilization, in contrast to individual-level fidelity And while program-level fidelity was not related to most maternal characteristics, Individual-level fidelity was related to several (e.g., depression, employment, living arrangements). MLM analyses indicated that outcomes varied depending on program-level fidelity; for example, mothers in higher fidelity programs had a lower probability of cigarette smoking and drug use, and had children who scored higher on child responsiveness. Unlike the case of program-level fidelity, associations between individual-level fidelity and outcomes were not always in the expected direction. For example, mothers with higher individual-level fidelity scores were less likely to have a repeat birth within two years, but more likely to report intimate partner violence. These results suggest additional program strategies for participant outreach and engagement.

2007 - North American Association For Environmental Education Words: 46 words || 
2. Kreis, Rainey. and Wilke, Rick. "EE Program Impacts from Online EE Program Evaluation Training" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Association For Environmental Education, Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Nov 13, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-04-21 <>
Publication Type: Traditional Presentation
Abstract: The online course, Applied Environmental Education Program Evaluation, has provided training in EE program evaluation to students and professionals from throughout the United States and across the globe. Learn how these participants are now using and sharing the skills and knowledge gained in the course.

2007 - North American Association For Environmental Education Words: 40 words || 
3. Horr, Elaine. "Integrating Program Theory and Economics Tools for Better Program Decisions" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North American Association For Environmental Education, Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Nov 13, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-04-21 <>
Publication Type: Roundtable Discussion
Abstract: One goal of most EE programs is to encourage community involvement in conservation issues. Identifying overlooked conservation actions during program evaluations and associating a dollar market value with them can aid administrators in better determining future support for the program.

2005 - American Society of Criminology Words: 217 words || 
4. Camp, Scott., Klein-Saffran, Jody., Kwon, Okyun., Daggett, Dawn. and Joseph, Victoria. "An Exploration into Participation in a Faith-Based Prison Program: The Bureau of Prisons and the Life Connections Program" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Royal York, Toronto, Nov 15, 2005 <Not Available>. 2019-04-21 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: While inmates typically have the opportunity to participate in religious services, correctional programs with an explicit religious content are new. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) launched a pilot program in 2002, the Life Connections Program (LCP), with the purpose of fostering personal growth and development within program participants’ own religious affiliations, including those with no affiliation or an acknowledged agnostic or atheist outlook. Other faith-based programs generally focus upon one religious denomination, typically a Protestant approach. Currently, the BOP operates LCP programs at five prisons, four male facilities (two low-security prisons, one medium-security prison, and one penitentiary) and one female facility.

The current research investigates the faith, socio-demographic, psychological, and criminal history factors associated with the decisions to volunteer for and complete the program. Administrative records were combined with data collected from self-administered surveys that were given to program participants and comparison group members. The surveys were given at the beginning of the program and toward program completion. For comparison subjects, the interviews were administered 18 months apart, the length of the program. Both unconditional and conditional logistic regression models were used to uncover the pertinent factors associated volunteering for and completing the program. Conditional logistic models are especially useful for modeling program completion given the low numbers of inmates who have currently completed the 18-month program.

2009 - ISA's 50th ANNUAL CONVENTION "EXPLORING THE PAST, ANTICIPATING THE FUTURE" Pages: 31 pages || Words: 12172 words || 
5. Woo, Byungwon. "Political Economy of IMF Program Design: Why do Some IMF Programs Require More Reforms than Others?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 50th ANNUAL CONVENTION "EXPLORING THE PAST, ANTICIPATING THE FUTURE", New York Marriott Marquis, NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, Feb 15, 2009 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-04-21 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Why do some IMF loan agreements require more structural adjustment conditions than others? The IMF contends that designing loan programs is an apolitical and technical process as conditions are devised to fix existing economic policies. However, designing

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