Logic models as a tool for sexual violence prevention program development

Sexual violence is a growing public health problem, and there is an urgent need to develop sexual violence prevention programs. Logic models have emerged as a vital tool in program development. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded an empowerment evaluation designed to work with programs focused on the prevention of first-time male perpetration of sexual violence, and it included as one of its goals, the development of program logic models. Two case studies are presented that describe how significant positive changes can be made to programs as a result of their developing logic models that accurately describe desired outcomes. The first case study describes how the logic model development process made an organization aware of the importance of a program's environmental context for program success; the second case study demonstrates how developing a program logic model can elucidate gaps in organizational programming and suggest ways to close those gaps.
Author: 
Hawkins,S.R.
Clinton-Sherrod,A.M.
Irvin,N.
Hart,L
Russell,S.J.
Notes: 
IS
Reprint Status: 
NOT IN FILE
Start Page: 
29S
End Page: 
37S
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Health Promotion Practice
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 
This article presents two case studies that describe how positive changes can be made in sexual violence prevention programs by developing logic models that accurately describe desired outcomes. One case study described how through the process of developing a logic model there was increased organizational awareness of the importance of understanding the environmental context for program success. The second case study showed how a logic model revealed gaps in organizational programming and possible solutions. Benefits to program development, improvement, and replication were also discussed.
Topic Areas: 
evaluation, prevention
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
2583
Publication Date: 
2009/01