An impact evaluation of the central Florida prevention coalition
This study will examine the impact of the Central Florida Prevention Coalition in reducing the abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs, and related violecne from 1996 to 1997 in the four communities targeted for intervention: Parramore and Azalea Park in Orange County, and Goldsboro and Midway in Seminole County. The evaluation was conducted using a pre-test/post-test design. The data collection tool was a series of three surveys, including one for residents of targeted communities, one for human service volunteers and workers, and one for agency directors and community leaders. The surveys were administered informally by employees and volunteers of the Central Florida Prevention Coalition. The results of these surveys were compiled and analyzed in conjunction with social indicator data to answer a framework of questions addressing substance abuse and related violence. Findings include an intense need for intervention and alternative activities for youth. There was little change in community residents' perception of a substance abuse safety, opportunities for youth, participation in prevention activities, or hope for positive change. However, there was positive change in these categories for human service workers and community leaders. Effective media for conveying a substance abuse prevention method were identified.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
McCormick, Alison Andria, "An impact evaluation of the central Florida prevention coalition" (1998). HIM 1990-2015. 116.