The Seven Challenges®
There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for The Seven Challenges® as listed below:
Multiple interviews and open forums for questions are utilized with each agency.
Formal Support for Implementation
There is formal support available for implementation of The Seven Challenges® as listed below:
Program training staff facilitate regular support calls, annual site visits, and support/assistance as needed outside scheduled measures.
There are fidelity measures for The Seven Challenges® as listed below:
The fidelity instrument is available to clinical supervisors.
Fidelity to the model is assessed through:
- Self-report checklists
- Counselors being observed by their trained clinical supervisor as they facilitate sessions
- Clinical supervisors reviewing counselor work in the journaling portion of the program
- The Seven Challenges, LLC Program Specialist observing session facilitation role plays by counselors/supervisors
- Program Specialist working with counselors/clinical supervisors to complete the “Fidelity Assessment Coaching Tool”
Implementation Guides or Manuals
There are implementation guides or manuals for The Seven Challenges® as listed below:
There is a counselor’s manual, a training DVD, and an activity book with over 70 activities included – all published items available to organizations implementing the program. Multiple documents to assist with implementation and fidelity monitoring including the basic scripting of beginning sessions to help new counselors get started.
Research on How to Implement the Program
Research has not been conducted on how to implement The Seven Challenges®.