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SC Campaign Project Featured in American Journal of Community Psychology

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Columbia, SC:  The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) is pleased to announce the publication of an article based on work supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by SC Campaign staff and local partners in communities across the state. This article describes the Promoting Science-Based Approaches project to build the capacity of community-based organizations to plan, implement, and evaluate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs using the Getting To Outcomes process. The results show that training and technical assistance can increase organizations’ capacity, but problems like funding loss and staff turnover present significant barriers to this process.  More information can be found here - http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10464-012-9531-9.

The SC Campaign is thrilled to contribute to this prestigious publication.  The American Journal of Community Psychology is an internationally known journal published by the Society for Community Research and Action. It is one of the top peer-reviewed journals in the field of community psychology, and the peer review process means that multiple researchers identified as experts in the field reviewed it and approved its publication.

Jennifer Duffy, SC Campaign Evaluation Coordinator, is enthusiastic about the implications of sharing the organization’s work on such a platform, saying, “It’s really exciting to share the results of our community-based work in South Carolina with an international audience via the American Journal of Community Psychology.  Relatively few nonprofits the size of the SC Campaign have the opportunity to share their work in this way.” Full press release can be found here - CDC Article in Ameircan Journal of Community Psychology.pdf