Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START)
There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) as listed below:
Readiness checklist and site selection checklist, available through the developer. Checklists help leadership determine whether key elements are currently in place to support the model, what prework might be needed, and what data is important to site selection.
Formal Support for Implementation
There is formal support available for implementation of Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) as listed below:
The developer and associates can provide ongoing technical assistance, coaching, and consultation to leadership and front-line staff to help navigate and work through implementation issues and barriers.
There are fidelity measures for Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) as listed below:
Fidelity measures are embedded into a data collection system and ideally similar data collection systems should be developed by those adopting the model. The evaluation of fidelity includes explicit directions through process evaluation and data collection/analysis. These instructions are available from the developer.
Implementation Guides or Manuals
There are implementation guides or manuals for Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) as listed below:
Manual chapters and practice guides are available through the developer. The chapters address topics such as stages of implementation, essential elements, evaluation, family mentors, and essential meetings. Practice guides address topics such as drug testing and minimum work standards.
Research on How to Implement the Program
Research has been conducted on how to implement Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams (START) as listed below:
Hall, M. T., Huebner, R. A., Sears, J. S., Posze, L., Willauer, T. & Oliver, J. (2015). Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams in rural Appalachia: Implementation and outcomes. Child Welfare, 94(4), 119-138.
Huebner, R. A., Posze, L., Willauer, T. M., & Hall, M. T. (2015). Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams: Implementation fidelity and related outcomes. Substance Use & Misuse, 50(10), 1341-1350. doi:10.3109/10826084.2015.1013131