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.
Flippen, F. (2006). Teen Leadership: High school student manual. College Station, TX: Flippen Group.
Flippen, F. (2007). Teen Leadership: High school course leader's guide. College Station, TX: Flippen Group.
Program Web site, http://www.flippengroup.com
The Flippen Group. (n.d.). Additional information [Handout]. College Station, TX: Author.
The Flippen Group. (n.d.). Teen Leadership certification workshop. College Station, TX: Author.
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
Program materials are developmentally appropriate and focus on engaging adolescents. The course leader's guide includes suggestions for sequencing and pacing lessons. The student manual reinforces the content presented in class. Training is required for implementers before they can deliver the program in the classroom. Ongoing technical assistance is provided via a call center and email during business hours.
The program lacks key implementation information for school and district leadership, including rationale for adoption, program fit within the current school curriculum, and implementer and student selection criteria. Although the required training may strengthen implementation fidelity, implementers must attend two separate off-site trainings (Capturing Kids' Hearts and Teen Leadership) before delivering the program, which may limit accessibility to some new implementers. No fidelity processes or monitoring systems are in place to help users determine whether the curriculum is being implemented as intended. Although the course leader's guide includes samples of student knowledge exams and grading templates, no specific tools or protocols are available to directly facilitate outcome monitoring.