Research

New Beginnings Program (NBP) Implementation Study

Poor implementation explains significant reductions in effect sizes when Evidence-Based Programs (EBPs) are translated to real-world settings. The New Beginnings Program (NBP) Implementation Study assesses the quality of implementation in the NIDA-funded Multicourt Effectiveness Trial of the New Beginnings Program. Using observational data that includes ratings of implementation quality in conjunction with data collected from families and group leaders in the Multicourt Effectiveness Trial of the New Beginnings Program, this study will answer several important research questions including:

  1. What is the most efficient way for agencies to monitor the implementation of the program?
  2. How does the provider’s delivery influence how engaged participants are in the program and their program outcomes? Do demographic categories, like gender or ethnicity, make a difference in these relations?
  3. How does the delivery of the program change over time? Can we predict who might need additional training over time and what kind of training might they need?

Primary Investigators: Cady Berkel and Anne Mauricio

Co-Investigators: Irwin Sandler, Sharlene Wolchik, Jenn-Yun Tein

Grant Funding

NIDA Grant R01DA033991. Implementation of Evidence-Based Preventive Parenting Programs.

Principal Investigator: C. Berkel & A. Mauricio. 2013-2017

Contacts

Cady Berkel, Ph.D., NBP Implementation Principal Investigator (cady.berkel@asu.edu)

Anne Mauricio, Ph.D., NBP Implementation Principal Investigator (anne.mauricio@asu.edu)