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VERMONT Results of the GO PROSPER Survey Round 1, Fall 2010. PRO moting S chool-community-university P artnerships to E nhance R esilience. GO PROSPER survey, round 1.
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PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience
This report was prepared for the Cooperative Extension System of the state of Vermont. In it you will find information from the seven Extension Systems that are taking part in the “Grand Opportunity” (GO) PROSPER Expansion project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It is being conducted by researchers at the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute at Iowa State University, in collaboration with Extension personnel and researchers at Pennsylvania State University’s Prevention Research Institute.
Data were collected using a web-based survey distributed to Extension Administrators and all Extension employees associated with the 4-H and Family Program areas. Included in this report are the aggregated responses obtained from Vermont and from all seven participating states (including Vermont called “All GO States” in the tables and figures).
Results are based on responses from the 726 participating Extension employees in the seven states (a response rate of 63%), including 20 (a 91% response rate) from Vermont.
Current interest, attitude, demands, and commitment concerning prevention programming targeting youth and families, as well as existing obstacles to adopting such programming by the Cooperative Extension System. State level presumes programming implemented state-wide, while community level assumes programming selected by particular community to meet specific needs.
How serious are each of the following problems for communities in your state?
Practices for decisions related to program selection.
Current use of evidence-based programs by the Cooperative Extension System and factors that influence decisions about adopting new Evidence-Based Programs. The term evidence-based refers to programs based on sound theory that have been rigorously evaluated (e.g., compared with a control group) and proven to produce long-term positive effects in reducing substance use, delinquency or other youth problems.
Practices of program quality assurance and evaluation currently employed by the Cooperative Extension System.
Partnerships and partnership stability between Extension and the school system.
Partnerships between extension and other agencies within the state.
Partnerships between Cooperative Extension and local communities.
Current availability of financial and human resources, as well as time and availability of professional development within the Cooperative Extension System.
Iowa State University Pennsylvania State University
Partnership in Prevention Science Institute Prevention Research Center
Richard Spoth, DirectorMark Greenberg, Director
PPSI Scientists:PRC Scientists:
Cleve Redmond Chungyeol Shin Mark Feinberg Daniel F. Perkins
Lisa Schainker Kate Ralston Claudia Mincemoyer Janet Welsh
Sarah Meyer Chilenski
Human Interaction Research Institute
Tom Backer, Director
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The National Institute on Drug Abuse