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.
Adult Post-Intervention Assessment Form (Spanish version)
Avery, M., Ayoub, C., Watts, C., & Beardslee, W. (n.d.). The Family Connections Project: A manual for fostering resilience, increasing positive interactions, and recognizing parental depression in Head Start. Boston: Family Connections Project.
Beardslee, W., & Gladstone, T. (n.d.). Health prevention and promotion. Boston: Children's Hospital Boston.
Beardslee, W. (1998). Prevention and the clinical encounter. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 68(4), 521-533.
Beardslee, W. (2006). When a parent is depressed: How to protect your children from the effects of depression in the family. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company.
Beardslee, W., Swatling, S., Hoke, L., Rothberg, P., van de Velde, P., Focht, L., et al. (1998). From cognitive information to shared meaning: Healing principles in prevention intervention. Psychiatry, 61, 112-129.
Children's Hospital Boston. (n.d.). Miller Family Teaching Tape [DVD].
Llerena-Quinn, R., Shapiro, R., Bravo, M., Lora, A., D'Angelo, E., & Beardslee, W. (2006). Adapted manual for the Prevention of Depression in Families Program for use with Latino families. Boston: Children's Hospital Boston.
Podorefsky, D., & Beardslee, W. (2006). An overview to the psychoeducational prevention intervention training 25-minute videotape [Handout].
Podorefsky, D., McDonald-Dowdell, M., & Beardslee, W. (2001). Adaptation of preventive interventions for a low-income, culturally diverse community. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40(8), 879-886.
Preventive Intervention Project. (n.d.). Hope, meaning, and continuity: A program for helping families when parents face depression. Boston: Judge Baker Children's Center.
Solantaus, T., & Toikka, S. (2006). The Effective Family Programme: Preventive services for the children of mentally ill parents in Finland. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 8(3), 37-43.
Solantaus, T., Toikka, S., Alasuutari, M., Aronen, P., & Beardslee, W. (n.d.). The Effective Family Prevention Program: Adaptation of a preventive intervention for families facing mood disorders. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Toikka, S., & Solantaus, T. (2006). The Effective Family Programme II: Clinicians' experiences of training in promotive and preventative child mental health methods. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 8(3), 27-33.
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 implementation manual was strongly grounded in a broad variety of theoretical orientations, particularly a public mental health approach that included practitioners from nursing, social work, psychology, and psychiatry in the design and implementation from the beginning. The manual is available in several different languages. Guidelines and principles are provided to implementers for adapting the intervention from one setting to another while maintaining core principles of the program. Training of master trainers aids in dissemination and creates "early adopters" who lead the local implementation process. The training model includes extensive supervision and support for master trainers in training others. Consultation is offered by program developers. The quality assurance protocol includes adult and child pretest and posttest intervention assessment forms in English and Spanish. Developers also provide specific procedures to follow for adapting this program outside of the university/research setting. The use of the "train the trainer" model also contributes to fidelity on the local level.
The implementation manual could be laid out in a clearer, easier-to-read fashion with better formatting of materials. The manual also does not contain specific, didactic content to be used by implementers, such as specific information on depression. It is unclear how users access training and support. No specific fidelity measure is provided.