Jeffrey Desmarais

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PURPOSE This paper describes an assessment of community readiness to implement a community-wide teen pregnancy prevention initiative, Youth First, and presents strategies used to enhance this readiness as informed by the assessment. METHODS Twenty-five community stakeholder interviews were conducted to assess four domains of readiness: (1) attitudes,(More)
BACKGROUND Research shows that individuals with disabilities are more likely to experience abuse than their peers without disabilities. Yet, few evidenced-based abuse prevention interventions exist. This study examines whether positive outcomes identified previously in an evaluation of IMPACT:Ability were maintained 1 year later. METHODS A survey(More)
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