Psychosocial Intervention Psychosocial Intervention
Psychosocial Intervention 25 (2016) 95-101 - Vol. 25 No.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.psi.2016.03.005
Quality of implementation in an evidence-based family prevention program: “The Family Competence Program”
La calidad de la implementación en un programa de prevención familiar basado en la evidencia: el «Programa de competencia familiar»
Carmen Orte, Lluís Ballester, Marga Vives, Joan Amer,
Dept. de Pedagogia i Didàctiques Específiques, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Received 24 December 2015, Accepted 12 March 2016
Abstract

Family prevention programs need to be evidence-based in order to guarantee the success of their implementation. The Family Competence Program (FCP), a Spanish cultural adaptation of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP), has developed different measures and processes to gauge the quality of the implementation. This article is dedicated specifically to two of these measures: the evaluation of the facilitators and the assessment of the family engagement techniques. For evaluating the facilitators, a Delphi technique with experts and professionals is undertaken. For assessing the family techniques, both self-evaluation of trainers and evaluation by families are used. Finding underpin that, in the case of facilitators, is important that, after to skills and experience, they need to understand the theory of change of the program. In the case of family engagement techniques, more detailed, comprehensive talks, discussions and group activities lead to better family engagement outcomes.

Keywords
  • Evidence-based programs
  • Family prevention
  • Facilitators
  • Family engagement techniques
Resumen

Los programas de prevención familiar deben ser basados en la evidencia para garantizar el éxito de la implementación. El Programa de competencia familiar (PCF), adaptación cultural española del Strengthening families program (SFP), ha desarrollado diferentes medidas y procesos para determinar la calidad de la implementación. Este artículo está dedicado específicamente a 2 de estas medidas: la evaluación del papel de los formadores y la evaluación de las técnicas de implicación familiar. Para la evaluación del rol de los formadores, se lleva a cabo una técnica Delphi con expertos y profesionales. Para evaluar las técnicas familiares, se utiliza tanto la autoevaluación de los formadores como la evaluación de las familias. Los principales resultados y conclusiones indican que, en el caso de los formadores, junto a las habilidades personales y la experiencia, es importante que entiendan la teoría de cambio del programa. En el caso de las técnicas de implicación familiar, las explicaciones, debates y actividades de grupo más detalladas comportan mejores resultados en la implicación familiar.

Keywords
  • Programas basados en la evidencia
  • Prevención familiar
  • Formadores
  • Técnicas de implicación familiar
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Psychosocial Intervention 25 (2016) 95-101 - Vol. 25 No.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.psi.2016.03.005