Evaluation Tools


Research and Evaluation Tools
"Safe Schools, Safe Students -
A Guide to Violence Prevention Strategies"
A systematic approach to violence prevention in schools. To assist schools in choosing prevention strategies, that address programs, policies and environmental changes. Ratings are given for nearly all-available violence prevention curriculum/programs.
"Making the Grade:
A Guide to School Drug Prevention Programs"
The most comprehensive review of school programs designed to prevent alcohol, tobacco and drug use. Bridging researchand practice that highlight certainelements for successful prevention teaching. Ratings are given for all available curriculum/programs.
"The Role of Michigan Schools
in Promoting Healthy Weight"
"State-of-the-art" information to assist schools in addressing childhood weight that provides guidelines and policy recommendations.
"Learning Advocacy Skills
Through Expert Testimony"
The skill of advocacy lies in translating information into units of communication for a chosen audience. People donate their time, attention and money to causes that are pertinent to their lives. A variety of techniques may be used to effectively communicate what is tailored to the specific audience.
"A Valid Tool for Evaluating Health -
Related web sites"
To ensure proper information use, this convenient and validated tool with markedly assist consumers (teachers, students, parents, community members) in deciding how to classify information obtained from the web.
"Confronting Information Overload"
Our "information-dense" society hinders learning and decision-making. Information in excess can have negative effects on our health and well-being. Such as an increase in blood pressure, cardiovascular stress, and digestive disorders. Adjusting lifestyle and develop strategies for coping.
"Strategies to Reduce Underage Alcohol Use -
Environmental Strategies"
Strategies that limit access to alcohol by youth - or by the population in general - are some of the most powerful and well-documented approaches to reduce underage drinking and related problems.
"The Role of Faith-based Organizations
in Prevention"
People who have strong religious beliefs and are actively involved in their religius institutions report lower rates of substance abuse. There are barriers to faith communities involvement, however they can play a unique and valuable role.
"Reading Between the Lines - Media Literacy"
Youth today face a barriage of messages from the media with ideas about what it means to be young and interactions with others - many times with a negative influencing message. Media Literacy helps youth recognize and understand these messages. The Media Literacy ladder is a visual organizer to help youth identify, analyze, and evaluate media messages.
"School Approaches
to Youth Suicide Prevention"
Current comprehensive universal school-based usicide prvention programs are designed to increase the likelihood that school gatekeepers (administrators, faculty, staff) and peers can more readily identify the at-risk youth and provide an appropriate initial response, know how to obtain help and take action. A model comprehensive universal suicide prevention program components.