PCCD Pilot Project to Expand EBP Implementation
PCCD has completed an assessment of the current programs that are supported as part of the Violence Prevention Program and has determined that this list of eight programs should be expanded to include additional evidence-based programs (EBP).
The implementation of these newly supported programs will begin as a pilot project with continued support being based on the level of interest in these programs, the quality of their implementation, and the impact on their identified risk and protective factors. Following a pilot implementation phase, PCCD would look to add some, or all, of these programs to our list of fully supported programs.
The programs have been identified for inclusion in this pilot testing phase, based on their meeting unfilled needs in the Commonwealth, are as follows:
- Family Bereavement Program - a multi-family group model for youth who have lost a parent.
- Familias Fuertes - a Spanish language adaptation of the SFP model.
- Positive Action - a school-wide climate change program for elementary and middle school students
- The Positive Parenting Program ("Triple P") - a program that aims to provide parents with useful strategies in managing their children's behavior
- Strong African American Families - another adaptation of SFP targeted at African American families
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - a family-focused therapy model that treats youth exhibiting symptoms from an identified trauma.
PCCD is anticipating a very quick turnaround between the time that a funding announcement is released and when the applications will be due, so they want to provide ample time to become familiar with these new programs. PCCD strongly encourages you to familiarize yourself with all of the above-listed programs that they will be supporting and would recommend reaching out to the respective program developers for cost information and details about their programs. As always, the number of applications that we will be able to fund will be contingent on the availability of funding in the final 2015/16 State Budget.
To be notified when funding announcements are opened, we would encourage you to register on the Egrants site to receive an email whenever PCCD announces the availability of funding and to regularly review the anticipated funding opportunities section of our website. Thank you for your continued support of the youth and families of Pennsylvania!
John G. Frain, LPC
Director, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
3101 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110