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
Part of Blueprints’ mission is to advance national and international dialogue on the importance of adopting high scientific standards and promoting strong interventions. Blueprints staff are working with local, state, national and international governments to implement science-based policy related to prevention. In this past year, Blueprints staff worked with the State of Colorado to develop their first State Strategic Plan for Drug Prevention (Putting Prevention Science to Work: Colorado’s Statewide Strategic Plan for Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse, 2019-2024), with the city of Malmö, Sweden to guide their selection of evidence based programs, and with representatives from the European Union’s EuroHealthNet to coordinate prevention registries internationally.
It is critically important to develop and maintain the Blueprints registry. It is also important that communities know about Blueprints as a prevention registry that people can trust. Participation in these presentations reflects our efforts to advance the dialog on prevention.
As always, thank you for your continued interest in and support of Blueprints.
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
Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado Boulder Karl.Hill@Colorado.edu
We want your feedback on 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. However, we strive for excellence. If you have not done so already, we would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete our website survey to let us know your thoughts about the site. We really appreciate your time and value your feedback!
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Registration for the Blueprints Conference is Approaching Be sure to join us in Denver in April 2020 as we set the foundation for ongoing collaboration among advocates dedicated to the programs that provide positive results. Registration for the 2020 Conference will open soon. Rates for the conference are as follows:
Early Bird Rate: $310 (through February 23)
Regular Rate: $395
We will send out more announcements about registration in the weeks and months to come. Also, feel free to check out our website here:
It still is not too late to sponsor the upcoming Blueprints Conference! Our next conference is April 27-29, 2020 and 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. Click here to learn more about becoming either a sponsor or an exhibitor:
Family First Prevention Services Act The Title IV- E Prevention Services Clearinghouse was established by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct an objective and transparent review of research on programs and services intended to provide enhanced support to children and families and prevent foster care placements.The Prevention Services Clearinghouse, developed in accordance with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as codified in Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, rates programs and services as well-supported, supported, promising, or does not currently meet criteria. The registry has updated the set of approved prevention programs eligible for Title IV-E reimbursement. Four of the programs featured in the clearinghouse as supported, well-supported, or promising are also certified by Blueprints.
We have featured two of these programs in this month’s newsletter.
Featured Model Program Nurse-Family Partnership Blueprints Certified: 1997 Ages Served: Infant (0-2) Program Outcome: Child Maltreatment, Cognitive Development, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Internalizing, Mental Health-Other, Physical Health and Well-Being, Preschool Communication/Language Development, Reciprocal Parent-Child Warmth
A nurse home visiting program for first-time pregnant mothers that sends nurses to work one-on-one with the pregnant women to improve prenatal and child rearing practices through the child’s second birthday.
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Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is currently funded by Arnold Ventures (formerly the Laura and John Arnold Foundation) and historically has received funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.