HDFS 492 - Capstone-Evidence Based-Program Proposals

  • 3 credits
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Research, development, and oral presentations of evidence-based prevention or intervention program proposals from a contextual and developmental perspective.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

1. Propose the pilot of an evidence-based prevention or intervention program that reflects an appropriate synthesis of relevant developmental and/or lifespan theories in HDFS, contextual frameworks, and empirical research.

2. Evaluate and synthesize information related to community need, and empirical evidence associated with the identified problem and program effectiveness.

3. Write a professional-quality program proposal situated within a local agency or school that meets the requirements of common grant applications.

4. Deliver a professional-quality presentation that demonstrates effective oral communication skills.

5. Demonstrate effective professional and leadership skills, including ethical and culturally sensitive standards of conduct, and effective skills in collaboration, problem solving, and goal setting.

This course can be applied toward:


HDFS 350 (Applied Research Methods); EDUC 400 (Diagnostic Teaching of Reading). Major in Human Development and Family Studies or Early Childhood Education; completion of 90 credits.

Important Information

All prerequisites must be completed or consent from the instructor given prior to enrollment.

If you register for this course after the start of the term, please contact the instructor at the time of registration. By contacting the instructor, students ensure they are added to the CANVAS section as soon as possible and have access to the course and details about the class requirements.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Ed. (2020)
    American Psychological Association

Winning Grants Step by Step, 4th Ed.
O'Neal-McElrath, Tori
NOTE: E-book version is available for free download through Morgan Library.


CK Rizzo
CK Rizzo

(970) 829-1310 | ck.kemp@colostate.edu

Dr. Rizzo is an Assistant Professor in the HDFS department. She has been teaching online for more than 5 years and has taught a variety of courses in HDFS. Dr. Rizzo has a background in Marriage and Family Therapy and was part of a small team that founded the Child Trauma & Resilience Assessment Center at CSU.

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