Building the evaluation capacity of local programs serving American Indian/Alaska Native populations: Lessons learned

Date: 2014
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Report
Author:  Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)
Publisher:  Education Development Center (EDC)

This report describes the activities of 34 tribal communities served by CAPT under SAMHSA’s Science to Service Initiative conducted between 2010 and 2014. The locally-developed programs addressed substance abuse and associated factors both causal (primarily historical trauma) and consequential (primarily suicide). The report discusses evaluation processes, results, challenges and barriers to those programs. 

Populations:  Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years, Youth, American Indians and Alaska Natives
Settings:  Schools, Family Members and Caregivers, Juvenile Justice System
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Substance Abuse, Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Program Evaluation, Funding, Sustainability, Cultural Competence, Partnerships and Coalitions, Education and Training, Communications and Outreach
Strategies:  Screening and Assessment