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.
Blake Works, Inc. (2007). Drugs: True Stories [DVD]. Gloucester, MA: Author.
Blake Works, Inc. (2007). Drugs: True Stories discussion guide. Gloucester, MA: Author.
Blake Works, Inc. (n.d.). Drugs: True Stories facilitator's PowerPoint [DVD]. Gloucester, MA: Author.
Blake Works, Inc. (n.d.). Drugs: True Stories train the trainer facilitator workbook. Gloucester, MA: Author.
Blake Works, Inc. (n.d.). Drugs: True Stories train the trainer participant workbook. Gloucester, MA: Author.
Program Web site, http://www.wordscanwork.com
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
This program is an easily implemented intervention that can be delivered in a variety of settings and in a flexible number of sessions, depending on the needs of implementers. The program's video features a question-and-answer segment with two addiction experts that can be used in various combinations over multiple sessions, and the accompanying discussion guide includes icons that indicate whether questions are for children or parents. The developer provides training on the content of the program, which includes role-playing to facilitate skill building among implementers. The developer also provides implementers with additional tips for leading an effective discussion while incorporating the key lessons from the program. The developer provides a quiz to test what implementers have learned. Well-scripted program materials and comprehensive guidance concerning group facilitation heighten the program's quality assurance.
No written guidance is given for adapting the intervention for use in community workshops or homes. There is no information on how parents, whether as in-home implementers or as a support mechanism for their children, should discuss the program content with their children. There are no specific instructions on how parents access training in order to implement the program at home with their children. It is unclear if, or how, the classroom activities in the Train the Trainer Participant Workbook should be used during implementation. No fidelity monitoring or outcome measures are available. The sole quality assurance tool (a quiz for implementers in the training materials) lacks guidance on administration.