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.
Goodman, K. (Producer), & Simon, K. (Director). (1990). Chimps like us: Featuring Dr. Jane Goodall [Documentary]. United States: Direct Cinema Limited.
The Healing Species, Inc. (2010). Compassion education and violence intervention curriculum manual. Orangeburg, SC: Author.
The Healing Species, Inc. (2010). Director policy and procedures manual. Orangeburg, SC: Author.
The Healing Species, Inc. (2010). Implementer policies and procedures training manual. Orangeburg, SC: Author.
The Healing Species, Inc. (n.d.). Employee handbook. Orangeburg, SC: Author.
Healing Species Inquiry Response Packet
Program Web site, http://www.healingspecies.org
Thompson, C. B. (2001). I can be. Orangeburg, SC: The Healing Species.
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
Guidance on how to acquire materials and training and initiate implementation is detailed and comprehensive. An employee handbook that describes personnel policies and procedures is included. Online resources give new implementers access to valuable information that supports program implementation. Training is available for groups interested in forming a licensed chapter, a process that supports program fidelity. Training materials are clear and easy to follow. Licensed chapters must provide monthly reports to the developer so implementation quality and fidelity can be monitored. Pre- and posttests that evaluate program implementation are also included.
The collection of implementation materials is not well organized. The curriculum manual includes some items without a clear explanation of their application. The training manual provides only brief descriptions of the curriculum-driven program sessions, and it is not clear how the manual is used in the training process. Little written guidance is provided on how to enhance quality assurance other than using the included checklists or on how to use data to improve program quality.