Implementation Center

Implementing an evidence-based program like Too Good for Drugs or Too Good for Violence - Social Perspectives is an exciting enterprise that requires organization, planning, and commitment from all stakeholders within the community, the implementation sites, and students.  

We built this Implementation Center, in collaboration with the University of South Florida's Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse (ITRE), to illustrate the components and phases of implementation identified by the National Implementation Research Network to help you maximize student outcomes and achieve a high-quality implementation of Too Good.

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Whether you are required to monitor fidelity of implementation by your agency, district, or other funding organization or you choose to do so to meet local or organization-based commitments, we can guide you through each phase of implementation.


Program Installation

Once you have completed your Needs Assessment and identified and purchased your program materials, you are ready to begin the installation process.  Preparing your site(s) to launch Too Good requires examination and strengthening of the structural and functional components necessary to deliver Too Good consistently with its design and fidelity model.

At the Installation Phase, you will:

  • Establish an Implementation Team
  • Identify and assign Too Good facilitators and classrooms
  • Coordinate Too Good Implementation and Curriculum Trainings
  • Establish a communication process for feedback and reporting
  • Establish coaching and technical supports
  • Establish monitoring and fidelity systems
  • Distribute Too Good materials including program kits, student workbooks, and evaluation instruments
  • Check grant requirements for reporting and sustainability/scale-up

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Initial Implementation

Once you have installed Too Good, you are ready to launch with your first cohort of facilitators and students. During the Initial Implementation Phase, you will assess your implementation design and systems.  All of the planning and staff development achieved in the Installation Phase will be tested in a pilot delivery of the program- a time to practice delivering the Too Good program to students, practice assessing the fidelity of your Too Good implementation, and resolve any challenges specific to your site.

During the Initial Implementation Phase:

  • Facilitators begin Too Good lesson delivery to students
  • Your Implementation Team will coach and support facilitators, review data, and provide feedback to funder and site leadership

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Full Implementation

Once your staff development and organizational structures are operational and working together to monitor and support Too Good delivery, your Implementation Team will work with your sites to assure fidelity to the model and achieve anticipated outcomes.  You will asses the fidelity of your Too Good implementation again and this time report process indicators and student outcomes.

In the Full Implementation Phase:

  • Too Good lesson delivery commences again at all program sites
  • Implementation Teams will monitor lesson delivery at program sites to address program drift, collect and review data, and report outcomes data
  • Implementation Teams will provide orientation activities and training to new staff, facilitators, and leaders
  • Implementation Teams will begin planning sustainability activities

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Ensuring a sustainable implementation is essential to achieve lasting effects of your efforts to implement an EBP like Too Good. Achieving a high level of fidelity of implementation and quality across all delivery sites is key to sustainability.  

In the Quality Assurance Review:

  • Implementation Team coordinates Quality Assurance Site visits with Too Good developer to assess your implementation quality
  • A Too Good Implementation Adviser rates your site’s implementation quality and provides feedback and suggestions
If you are required to monitor fidelity of implementation and quality of program delivery, your funder or other governing agency will provide a timeline for administering and completing the Quality Assurance Review process. 

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     Next Phase:  Program Installation

      Exploration Phase  

      Core Components 

      Adaptations Protocol