SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: Applying and Understanding the Evaluation Step

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2-hour Webinar
No fee to attend

This webinar will help the participant in developing a comprehensive evaluation plan that assesses changes in priority issue areas and prioritizes intervening variables and underlying conditions and in finding and selecting relevant data collection instruments such as surveys and interviews. The speaker will explore how systematic collection and analysis of information about prevention activities can reduce uncertainty, improve effectiveness, and continuous quality improvement. The training also provides guidance on building support for evaluation efforts, using evaluation approaches to describe prevention activities, making continuous improvements, and documenting impact. It also supports planners in identifying specific program outcomes and the best methods for measuring them.

Shai Fuxman, a behavioral health expert and senior research scientist, leads initiatives promoting the positive development of youth. He has extensive experience in social and emotional learning (SEL), school-based trauma-informed care, and substance misuse prevention. He also has expertise in program evaluation, cultural competence, and quantitative and qualitative research. As a Prevention Solutions@EDC training and technical assistance specialist, he supports state agencies and community-based organizations to implement and evaluate effective substance misuse prevention programs.