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.
Bosworth, K. (2002). Talking it out: A computer-based mediation process for adolescents. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 20(1/2), 67-81.
Learning Systems Multimedia Catalog
SMARTteam Getting Started instruction sheet
SMARTteam (Students Managing Anger and Resolution Together). (2003). Managing anger [CD-ROM]. Madison, WI: Indiana University.
SMARTteam (Students Managing Anger and Resolution Together). (2003). Resolving conflicts [CD-ROM]. Madison, WI: Indiana University.
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 program materials are offered in an interactive, engaging multimedia format. A variety of experiential activities are included to help students develop skills in managing conflict and anger in a variety of venues. Each session is outlined for the instructor with guidelines for facilitating groups. Implementers can access technical support through a toll-free number or via e-mail.
A table of contents for the CD-ROM would make materials easier to navigate. The program requires, at a minimum, a computer, and printer. There appears to be no formalized, face-to-face instructor training formation to provide violence information to instructors or discuss special situations that might arise through program implementation. No information is provided regarding intervention target ages and audiences or suggested venues for instruction. While a description of program goals and objectives are provided, no protocols for gathering process or outcome data or ongoing monitoring of intervention fidelity and supervision/training feedback are described.