Translation of research into interventions


Conference Paper

This article discusses distinct ways in which research plays pivotal roles in the development, evaluation, refinement and dissemination of interventions for children and adolescents. A key challenge in interventions for high-risk children is to identify screening criteria for risk status. Longitudinal research is essential in creating a screening system with adequate sensitivity and specificity. Research-based developmental models should provide the framework for interventions as they are developed. These models can be then tested with the interventions, and ongoing developmental research can lead to a series of refinements of the interventions. Research can also provide essential information about who the programs succeed with and who they do not, and a newer phase of intervention research can rigorously identify factors which can bridge the "research-to-practice" gap, maximizing the effectiveness of interventions when they are disseminated into real-world settings. © 2006 The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development.

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Cited Authors

  • Lochman, JE

Published Date

  • January 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 31 - 38

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1464-0651

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-0254

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0165025406059971

Citation Source

  • Scopus