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.
Brown, B. S., Farrell, E., & Voskuhl, T. C. (1999). Manual for the Friends Care program: A program of aftercare services for drug treatment court clients.
Friends Care program instructions for completion of community contact form
National Institute on Drug Abuse. (1985). Leader's manual: Job seekers' workshop (DHHS Publication No. ADM 85-1424). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
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 manual provides a structured service delivery approach and exercises to help implementers practice the concepts being taught. The manual also provides guidance for connecting with other community support services, working with families, and complying with requirements of the legal system. Training is available through the developer upon request. Service reports and program forms are provided to support quality assurance.
Some concepts and terminology in the implementation materials are outdated. No guidance is provided for organizational implementation. No formal training curriculum is available. No guidance is provided for monitoring program outcomes.