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Examining the equivalence of fidelity over two generations of KEEP implementation: A preliminary analysis


  • Buchanan, Rohanna
  • Chamberlain, Patricia
  • Price, Joseph M.
  • Sprengelmeyer, Peter


In order to obtain and maintain positive outcomes garnered from evidence-based practice (EBP) models, it is necessary to implement them effectively in “real world” settings, to continually monitor intervention fidelity to prevent drift, and to train new staff due to turnover. The fidelity monitoring processes that are commonly employed in research settings are labor intensive and probably unrealistic to employ in community agencies given the additional burden and cost that they represent over and above the cost of implementing the EBP. Efficient strategies for implementing fidelity monitoring and staff training procedures within the inner context of agency settings are needed to promote agency self-sufficiency and program sustainability.

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  • Buchanan, Rohanna & Chamberlain, Patricia & Price, Joseph M. & Sprengelmeyer, Peter, 2013. "Examining the equivalence of fidelity over two generations of KEEP implementation: A preliminary analysis," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 188-193.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:35:y:2013:i:1:p:188-193
    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.10.002

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    1. Nese, Rhonda N.T. & Anderson, Cynthia M. & Ruppert, Traci & Fisher, Philip A., 2016. "Effects of a video feedback parent training program during child welfare visitation," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 266-276.


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