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.
Compeer Inc. (2006). Volunteer trainer's manual for youth programs. Rochester, NY: Author.
Compeer Inc. (2009). Adult volunteer handbook: A guide for Compeer volunteers. Rochester, NY: Author.
Compeer Inc. (2011). Annual survey report: 2010. Retrieved from http://compeer.org/Portals/58/documents/CompeerInc2010OverallSurveyReportAmended.pdf
Compeer Inc. (2011). Compeer operations manual. Rochester, NY: Author.
Compeer Inc. (n.d.). Compeer long/short & making friends videos [DVD]. Rochester, NY: Author.
Compeer Inc. (n.d.). Compeer program startup materials [CD-ROM]. Rochester, NY: Author.
Compeer Inc. (n.d.). Compeer volunteer training: A guide for Compeer professionals [DVD]. Rochester, NY: Author.
Compeer Inc. (n.d.). Program budget. Rochester, NY: Author.
Compeer Inc. (n.d.). Regional representative agenda template and sample. Rochester, NY: Author.
Compeer Inc. (n.d.). Regional representative feedback survey. Rochester, NY: Author.
Program Web site, http://compeer.org
Samples of affiliate Web sites:
Skirboll, B., Bennett, L., & Klemens, M. (2006). Compeer recovery through the healing power of friends. Rochester, NY: Meliora.
Social networking Web site, http://facebook.com/CompeerInc
Other program materials:
- Adult supportive friendship model
- Affiliate acceptance letter
- Affiliate blog instructions
- Affiliate list
- Best practices
- Client referral form
- Criteria for determination of program expansion
- Good Safety Is Good Common Sense: A Safety Guidelines Tip Sheet
- How to start Compeer in your community
- Important facts
- Internet survey instructions
- Introduction letter
- License agreement
- List of regional representatives
- Logo agreement
- New Compeer program start-up procedure
- Organizational structure
- Promotional information [PowerPoint slides]
- Promotional Webinar
- Regional representative minutes (March 22, 2011)
- Sample letter for Compeer staff resignation
- Supportive friendship model
- 2011 start up packet for new programs checklist
- Volunteer guidelines
- Youth mentoring relationship model
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 materials are very detailed, clearly written, and organized, and they cover all aspects of start-up and implementation. The developer has a social networking presence and an affiliate blog, which increase communication among implementers. The application process is structured to help potential affiliates build a workable and sustainable local program. Direct discussions with the developer's regional representatives and program administrators ensure that new affiliates start their programs with all necessary components and with fidelity. The trainer's manual includes extensive skills training in a step-by-step manner and provides comprehensive information on a variety of relevant topics. Affiliate program coordinators are required to attend a regional conference, which provides ongoing training and support opportunities. Support and technical assistance are available by phone and Webinar, and program coordinators are encouraged to contact regional representatives with questions. Also, program coordinators are required to submit monthly operational data reports and a year-end program evaluation report. The developer uses this information to provide feedback and support to program coordinators. Affiliates must sign a service mark agreement, which states that the affiliate will implement the program as designed, supporting fidelity to the model. The program materials emphasize the importance of data collection for quality assurance and funding purposes. The operations manual includes information on how affiliates can use evaluation data, as well as step-by-step instructions for surveying and reporting program data.
The data aggregation handout given to program coordinators for use in reviewing quality assurance does not offer specifics on determining program effectiveness. Volunteers submit a monthly self-report regarding their work with participants, but they are not supervised or assessed for skill level or mentoring effectiveness.