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.
Across Ages: An Intergenerational Approach to Drug Prevention [DVD]
Across Ages product list
Across Ages training packet
Across Ages Web site, http://www.acrossages.org
Henkin, N. Z., Perez-Randal, C., & Rogers, A. M. (1993). Elders as mentors: A training program for older adults. Facilitator's guide. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning.
Henkin, N. Z., Perez-Randal, C., Rogers, A. M., & Taylor, A. (1993). Elder mentor handbook. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning.
LoSciuto, L., & Taylor, A. (n.d.). Across Ages: An intergenerational approach to prevention. Evaluation protocol. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University.
National Collaboration for Youth. (n.d.). Making a difference in the lives of youth. Washington, DC: Author.
Taylor, A. S., & Bressler, J. (2000). Mentoring across generations: Partnerships for positive youth development. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.
Taylor, A. S., & Lamlein, P. (n.d.). Across Ages: An intergenerational approach to prevention. Fidelity instrument. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University.
Temple University Center for Intergenerational Learning. (1998). Across Ages: An intergenerational approach to drug prevention. Program development manual. Philadelphia, PA: 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 program development manual includes detailed instructions for each step of the implementation process. Specialized handbooks are available for parents, youth, and teachers. Training and follow-up support are available upon request. An outcome evaluation protocol and a detailed fidelity instrument are provided to support quality assurance.
It is unclear whether some components of the materials are required for implementation or are supplemental. While training is highly recommended by the developer, there is no mechanism in place requiring completion of training before implementation materials are available for use, and no forum exists for ongoing training or peer networking across multiple program sites. Quality assurance items are optional. The evaluation protocol assumes that implementers understand how to use a coding scheme and analyze data.