The materials below were reviewed for Readiness for Dissemination. The implementation
point of contact can provide information regarding implementation of the intervention
and the availability of additional, updated, or new materials.
Program Web site, http://www.sascorp.org/residesap.htm
Student Assistance Services Corp. (n.d.). Residential Student Assistance Program: Implementation manual. Tarrytown, NY: Author.
Student Assistance Services Corp. (n.d.). Residential Student Assistance Program: Preventing and reducing substance abuse in residential facilities [VHS]. Ardsley, NY: Author.
Student Assistance Services Corp. (n.d.). Residential Student Assistance Program: Resource manual. Tarrytown, NY: Author.
Student Assistance Services Corp. (n.d.). Student Assistance Services Corporation: Process evaluation data collection log. Tarrytown, NY: Author.
Readiness for Dissemination Ratings by Criteria (0.0-4.0 scale)
External reviewers independently evaluate the intervention's Readiness for Dissemination
using three criteria:
- Availability of implementation materials
- Availability of training and support resources
- Availability of quality assurance procedures
For more information about these criteria and the meaning of the ratings, see Readiness for Dissemination.
Training and Support
The implementation manual is comprehensive, clear, and well organized. The resource manual contains various forms, process outlines, and sample program policies as well as templates (e.g., confidentiality forms, assessments, agreements, reports) to aid implementation. The available training appears to be very comprehensive. Information on training opportunities is readily available on the program Web site. The video provides good information for prospective implementers and can be used as a training tool. The implementation checklists are easy to follow, and the Process Evaluation Data Collection Log provides a practical mechanism for documenting important process activities.
The implementation materials include a combination of older photocopied pages and newer materials, giving the materials a less than unified appearance. Although the program developer makes information on training and technical assistance available upon request, this type of information is not easy to discern from primary program materials or other information on the program Web site.