Issue No. 10




We look forward to helping elevate evidence-based programs by sharing information about our certified interventions and process at Blueprints.

Leadership Letter:
Greetings from Pamela Buckley and Karl Hill

To promote public interest in experimentally proven interventions and make our efforts more accessible, we launched on May 21, 2019 an upgraded website in order to fulfill our mission of promoting interventions that work. We even created a seven-minute webinar to ease in the transition of helping individuals navigate our new site. Check out the webinar below.


Webinar: Navigating the upgraded Blueprints website

We are thrilled to have your support in spreading the word about our shared efforts to ensure that young people, families and communities have access to evidence-based interventions that help them reach their full potential. Here are a few ways you can spread the word about Blueprints now that we have officially launched our upgraded site:


Write an Article

If your organization publishes an e-newsletter or blog, consider writing an article on Blueprints and how it relates to your work. You are welcome to use the following text, or send an email to blueprints@colorado.edu to receive the official press release:

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development Sets High Standards for Empirically-Proven Interventions
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is an online database designed to help public agencies, schools, community organizations and individuals easily identify cost-effective interventions that meet the highest standard of evidence for helping young people reach their full potential. The Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce the launch of a more mobile friendly and accessible website for Blueprints. The website offers information on how to search for effective interventions that address a range of outcomes, including education, emotional well-being, physical health and positive relationships, in addition to problem behaviors such as reducing criminal delinquency and recidivism rates. New to the site is an expanded classification system that includes information on interventions reviewed but lacking strong evidence. As such, Blueprints now offers information on a continuum of evidence, from having no credible evaluations, to having inconclusive evidence, to having very strong experimental evidence.

Post a Link
You can link our website to your resource page or another section of your website.


Include Blueprints in Presentations
Take a couple screenshots of the Blueprints website and include them in your presentations or connect online to demonstrate how government agencies, schools, community organizations and individuals can use Blueprints to identify interventions that meet the needs of your local community.


If you have other ideas for promoting the Blueprints website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you as always for your support.

Regards,


Pamela Buckley, PhD
Director and Co-Principal Investigator, Blueprints Initiative
Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Pamela.Buckley@colorado.edu


Karl G. Hill, PhD
Principal Investigator
Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Karl.Hill@Colorado.edu

Have you seen the new & improved Blueprints website?
 
We have received a lot of great feedback on the upgraded Blueprints website launched this spring with support from Arnold Ventures.

We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete our website survey to let us know your thoughts about the site in order to develop more comprehensive feedback. 
 

Take Our Website Survey

Call for Breakout Speakers
Submissions for the 2020 Blueprints Conference, scheduled for April 27-29, 2020 in Denver, CO are now open. The deadline to submit an application is October 4, 2019.
 

Submit Your Proposal

Blueprints Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors
The 2020 Blueprints Conference would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available to increase your organization’s visibility during the conference, as well as to support our mission to provide a first-class conference that offers continuing education and networking opportunities for model and promising experimentally-proven interventions.
 

Learn More

Featured Model Program
Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)

Blueprints Certified: 1997
Ages Served: Early Adolescence (12-14) – Middle School, Late Adolescence (15-18) – High School
Program Outcome: Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drug Use, Teen Pregnancy
Tobacco, Violence 

A therapeutic foster care program with the goal of reuniting families, reducing delinquency and teen violence, and increasing prosocial behavior and participation in prosocial activities through behavioral parent training and support for foster parents, family therapy for biological parents, skills training and supportive therapy for youth, and school-based behavioral interventions and academic support.
 

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Featured Promising Program
PROSPER (Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience)

Blueprints Certified: 2014
Ages Served: Early Adolescence (12-14) – Middle School
Program Outcome: Alcohol, Close Relationships with Parents, Conduct Problems, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drug Use, Tobacco

A delivery system that attempts to foster implementation of evidence-based youth and family interventions, complete with ongoing needs assessments, monitoring of implementation quality and partnership functions, and evaluation of intervention outcomes.
 

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Dr. Velma McBride Murry Speaks on Scaling up Evidence-Based Programs in Community Settings
 
Blueprints recently partnered with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence to host Blueprints Advisory Board Member Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D., from Vanderbilt University to give a talk at University of Colorado Boulder titled “Scaling Up Evidence-Based Programs in Community Settings.” Dr. Murry discussed the delicate balance of modifying programs to match cultural contexts and social trends without interfering with program effectiveness. 
 

Watch the Full Talk

Blueprints Interventions in the News
Recent articles and web postings featuring Blueprints Model Plus, Model and Promising interventions:

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is developed and managed by the University of Colorado Boulder, Institute of Behavioral Science, with current funding from Arnold Ventures and former funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Each intervention included in the database has been reviewed carefully by an independent advisory panel that looked at research on the intervention’s impact, practical focus and potential for implementation in public systems.

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