IMPACT:Ability: Empowering Teens with Disabilities to Prevent Violence and Abuse
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Describe the IMPACT:Ability intervention and the ways in which evaluation has shown its effectiveness in increasing self-efficacy of students with disabilities. Discuss the unique evaluation challenges in collecting meaningful data from students with low literacy and significant intellectual disabilities and the ways in which the IMPACT:Ability evaluation protocol met these challenges. Analyze ways in which school-based violence prevention interventions in their home cities and towns can be made accessible to special educaiton students.
Keyword(s): Disabilities, Violence & Injury Prevention
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Project Director of IMPACT:Ability, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded program that empowers people with disabilities and communities to prevent abuse. External evaluation of this program conducted by the Institute for Community Health at the Cambridge Health Alliance found statistically significant changes in knowledge, self-efficiacy, and safety-related behaviors. Also, ours is one of the few evaluation protocols specifically designed to collect data from individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.