Early Pathways Program (EPP)
There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Early Pathways Program (EPP) as listed below:
Often, a one-hour overview of EPP is provided to agencies including issues of participant qualifications, EPP outcome measures and treatment strategies, and an organization’s ability to offer EPP once there staff are trained.
Formal Support for Implementation
There is formal support available for implementation of Early Pathways Program (EPP) as listed below:
The EPP Certification Program includes a separate syllabus with program content and participant requirements to be certified as an EPP provider. Participants must attend 9 of 12, biweekly, 1½ hour live or videoconference sessions that start a month following the two-day training program. These consultation sessions are led by a licensed professional who has used the EPP for a minimum of three years and has been trained by the program developer in consultation using EPP. In addition to attending the consultation sessions, participants must successfully implement EPP with a minimum of two children and their primary caregiver. Form reports are required following a standard format that includes pretest and posttest measures. These reports are reviewed by the consultant and written feedback is provided to participants. Successful participants receive a Certificate that documents they have completed all of the necessary requirements to be certified as an EPP provider. Group fees are charged for the consultation sessions and review of required reports.
There are fidelity measures for Early Pathways Program (EPP) as listed below:
There is a fidelity measure where basic treatment concepts and strategies are broken down in measurable units and supervisors directly observe providers with parents to determine if they are implementing the program as intended. This fidelity measure does not have psychometrics. While use of the fidelity measure is strongly encouraged during training, but not required.
Implementation Guides or Manuals
There are no implementation guides or manuals for Early Pathways Program (EPP).
Research on How to Implement the Program
Research has not been conducted on how to implement Early Pathways Program (EPP).