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.
CANDLE, Inc. (2009). Reality Tour pre-implementation presentation. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dgfszjtk_199fw5fg5d2
CANDLE, Inc. (2009). Reality Tour program disc set [DVDs/CD-ROM]. Butler, PA: Author.
CANDLE, Inc. (2009). Reality Tour program manual. Butler, PA: Author.
Program Web site, http://www.realitytour.org/
Reality Tour Copyright Compliance Packet
Reality Tour Fidelity Checklist
Reality Tour Needs/Value Acceptance Assessment
Reality Tour Volunteer Recruiting Poster
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 preimplementation presentation, program manual, and Web site clearly define program components and are accompanied by DVDs and a CD-ROM to support implementation. Training is presented through DVDs that directly align with the content of the program manual. Training, which can be customized to fit the needs of each site, includes the principles and theories that guide the program's design. The required licensing agreement contributes to program fidelity. Pre- and posttest surveys for both youth and adults are provided to support outcome monitoring.
Although the program components are clearly defined, little detailed guidance is provided on determining the appropriate sequence of activities, making the program manual difficult to follow. No print materials specifically tracking activities within the training DVDs are provided to support implementation. No specific fidelity measures are provided to assist implementers in ensuring adherence to the model over time.