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.
PAL Services. (1999). PAL middle school student's handbook. Austin, TX: Workers Assistance Program.
PAL Services. (2002). High school teacher's manual. Austin, TX: Workers Assistance Program.
PAL Services. (2002). Middle school teacher's manual. Austin, TX: Workers Assistance Program.
PAL Services. (2003). High school student handbook. Austin, TX: Workers Assistance Program.
PAL Services. (n.d.). PAL initial adult training [PowerPoint slides]. Austin, TX: Workers Assistance Program.
Peer Assistance Leadership. (2009). PAL elementary advisor manual. Austin, TX: Orange County Superintendent of Schools.
Program Web site, http://www.palusa.org/index.html
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 teacher's manuals are consistently well developed, highly detailed, and thorough. All aspects of implementation, from planning to intervention delivery, are addressed in the manuals, with appealing layouts, clean handout masters, and thoughtful organization facilitating ease of use. The student handbooks and training materials are equally detailed and user friendly. A number of training and technical assistance opportunities are available to support implementation, and they are clearly advertised on the program Web site. Multiple data collection tools are provided, including a variety of forms, a fidelity checklist, a peer self-evaluation measure, and an agency evaluation tool. Clear guidance on both process and outcome evaluation is provided to support quality assurance.
Though measurement of intervention impact is noted in the manuals as a necessary step, little guidance is provided on the measurement instruments or strategies to be used.