Strong African American Families Program (SAAF)

Scientific Rating:
2
Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Strong African American Families Program (SAAF) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Strong African American Families Program (SAAF) as listed below:

An Agency Readiness Assessment is available to organizations that are considering adopting the SAAF Program. It is a series of questions (Yes/No) that address fit with the organization’s culture and goals, access to the target population, implementation needs, and funding (start-up and implementation).

Organizations interested in receiving the Assessment should contact Tracy Anderson, the SAAF Dissemination Coordinator, at tnander@uga.edu or (706) 425-2992.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Strong African American Families Program (SAAF) as listed below:

The Dissemination Coordinator is available for ongoing technical assistance regarding the curriculum as well as implementation issues. The adopting agency can also arrange to receive a site visit (fidelity visit) at an additional cost. This site visit is designed to provide the site with feedback regarding fidelity and offer suggestions for future implementation.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Strong African American Families Program (SAAF) as listed below:

Organizations that purchase the program receive a Fidelity Manual. This manual includes 21 Adherence Checklists, which correspond to each of the 3 modules in each of the 7 sessions of the program as well as instructions for using the forms. These measures are not publicly available and are only provided in whole to organizations that have adopted SAAF. A sample of the form can be provided by request to Tracy Anderson, SAAF Dissemination Coordinator at tnander@uga.edu or (706) 425-2992.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Strong African American Families Program (SAAF) as listed below:

Organizations that purchase the program receive a SAAF Site Resource Manual. This manual includes recommendations for implementation as well as information regarding sustainability. This manual is only available to organizations that have adopted SAAF. A general implementation plan can be provided by request to Tracy Anderson, SAAF Dissemination Coordinator at tnander@uga.edu or (706) 425-2992.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Strong African American Families Program (SAAF) as listed below:

Kogan, S. M., Lei, M.-K., Brody, G. H., Futris, T. G., Sperr, M., & Anderson, T. (2016). Implementing family-centered prevention in rural African American communities: A randomized effectiveness trial of the Strong African American Families program. Prevention Science, 17(2), 248-258. doi:10.1007/s11121-015-0614-3