Extension Educators' Perceptions of Community Readiness, Knowledge of Prevention Science, and Experience with Collaboration.

Abstract

This investigation compared Extension educators' perceptions of community readiness, knowledge of prevention science, and experience with community collaborations with the perceptions of community human service professionals. First, Cooperative Extension System (CES) educators and human service professionals were found to hold similar perceptions of community readiness for prevention programs. Second, CES educators demonstrated less awareness of prevention programs in the community, but a greater knowledge of research-based community risk and protective factors than the human service professionals. Third, CES educators and human service professionals were similar in terms of community collaborative involvement, success, and personal effectiveness.

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@article{Perkins2006ExtensionEP, title={Extension Educators' Perceptions of Community Readiness, Knowledge of Prevention Science, and Experience with Collaboration.}, author={Daniel F. Perkins and Claudia C. Mincemoyer and Catherine J Lillehoj}, journal={Journal of family and consumer sciences}, year={2006}, volume={98 4}, pages={20-26} }