Guidebook: Evaluating Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
The Guidebook--written for pracitioners, developed by practitioners.
Under the sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Sociometrics has developed a comprehensive guide to the implementation of evaluation methods into all aspects of teen pregnancy programming. Although many program evaluation textbooks and guides focus primarily on the evaluation of service outcome, the Sociometrics Guidebook: Evaluating Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs instructs users on how to benefit from program evaluation methods at all stages of program development and evaluation: from initial conceptualization and model implementation to program monitoring and full impact evaluation.
The CDC sponsored a field test designed to gather feedback on the quality and utility of the Guidebook from professional adolescent pregnancy prevention practitioners across the nation. Results of the field test of the Guidebook demonstrate the overwhelmingly positive reception of this resource by this sample of professional practitioners. Data consistently support the evaluation of the Guidebook as a high quality, useful tool for prevention programs working to address adolescent pregnancy and parenting in their communities. Data also suggest that the Guidebook was used by the field test sites to plan and/or initiate significant programmatic improvement efforts.