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.
Chafetz, M. E., Bellack, A., Donovan, M. C., Constantine, L. M., Chafetz, M. E., Barkan, A., et al. (2009). TIPS for the University: Trainer supplement. Arlington, VA: Health Communications.
Chafetz, M. E., Bellack, A., Donovan, M. C., Constantine, L. M., Chafetz, M. E., Barkan, A., et al. (2010). TIPS for the University: Participant manual. Arlington, VA: Health Communications.
Health Communications, Inc. (2009). TIPS for the University [DVD]. Arlington, VA: Author.
Health Communications, Inc. (n.d.). TIPS: Equip, educate, empower. Reduce alcohol-related incidents on your campus by providing students with the skills they need [brochure]. Arlington, VA: Author.
Program Web site, http://www.gettips.com
- Hosting a TIPS Workshop
- Multiple Site Information Form--University Sites
- Obtaining and Using TIPS Participant Exams
- Sign-in sheet for TIPS workshops
- TIPS Customer Support Contacts
- TIPS for the University Closed Workshop--Requirements and Agreement
- TIPS for the University: Program Syllabus
- TIPS Product Order Form
- TIPS: Trainer Policies
- TIPS: Trainer Procedures
- TIPS Training Portal: Manage and Monitor Your TIPS Training
- TIPS University Program: University Participant Exam
- TIPS University Trainer Workshop Exam
- TIPS: University Train-the-Trainer Workshop Agenda
- TIPS Workshop Registration Form
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
Implementation materials clearly explain the program's components. The program content is engaging, and the training session allows students to practice new skills. The program Web site provides implementation resources, training information, and a training management tool for implementers. Certified master trainers deliver all implementer training workshops, and on- and off-site training is available. Each implementer is assigned to an account manager who assists and coaches him or her with content, procedures, policies, and general customer service inquiries. An outcome tool for both implementers and students is provided to support quality assurance. Implementers are required to obtain annual recertification, a process that can be completed online.
While the materials describe how the program would fit into certain campus organizations, it does not give guidance on how to implement the program at a campus-wide level that includes all students. The characteristics of a successful implementer, including communication and interpersonal skills, are not discussed. No system is in place to monitor students' interactions with peers.