Concepts and practices of program evaluation in prevention science.
Upon successful completion students will be able to:
1. Describe the purposes and logic of program evaluation practices
2. Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various evaluation designs and methods
3. Apply best-practices principles and methodological skills to evaluate intervention programs that focus on enhancing human development and family functioning.
4. Critique logic models for existing programs and create a logic model for a prevention program.
5. Critically evaluate the validity of evaluation findings in the literature
6. Describe program evaluation findings to diverse stakeholders.
7. Assess impediments to evidence-based programs’ dissemination and sustainability.
Dr. Rizzo is an Assistant Professor in the HDFS department. She has taught courses across the HDFS major since 2015. 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 in 2015 (CTRAC). At CTRAC, Dr. Rizzo supports efforts in research, evaluation, and grant writing.