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.
Hanson, L. H., Albright, J., & Anasar, E. (2010). The Corner Theater Troupe implementation guide: Substance abuse prevention. Ypsilanti, MI: Corner Health Center.
Hanson, L. H., Albright, J., & Anasar, E. (2010). The Corner Theater Troupe training manual: Substance abuse prevention. Ypsilanti, MI: Corner Health Center.
Program Web site, http://www.cornerhealth.org/theater.php
Support Resources and Assistance
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 materials are detailed and easy to read. A sample, videotaped skit available on the program Web site and numerous templates can enhance capacity for implementation. Program materials offer guidance on how to build the theater troupe and how to address the feelings of troupe members when sensitive issues arise from the subject matter. A detailed manual is available to guide implementers in training troupe members. In-person, phone, and email guidance is available from the developer upon request to support implementation.
No information is provided on the ideal troupe size or the qualifications for the adult leaders of the troupe. Potential implementers without experience delivering theatrical performances may benefit from additional, formal implementation guidance or training. Little direction is given on how to collect data with the quality assurance tools provided and how to use the data to improve program delivery. Pre- and posttraining surveys for troupe members measure content in areas that are not covered in the training manual.