The first paper, “Creating an Evidence-Based, System-Wide Supervision Model” presents the R3 supervision-targeted implementation approach. Development of the R3 model was precipitated by a system-identified need which was then addressed through a collaborative and iterative design process. The paper will present results from an 18 county implementation study in New York and Tennessee in which modifications in each site supported continued, and successful, implementation.
The second paper, “CoDesign issues with Marginalized Communities: Integrating Flexibility with Social Justice Principles” presents the benefits of codesign through case studies of three research projects involving immigrant Latino/a families and families in Chihuahua, Mexico, respectively. These studies highlight the value of codesign for improved program efficacy, program retention and greater responsivity to social justice principles compared to traditional implementation approaches.
The third paper, “Evaluating the Value of CoDesign to Accelerate Research Use in Nontraditional Settings,” examines the potential value of this method for implementing prevention approaches within juvenile court operations. The paper presents two case studies of codesign to develop a court based family peer support program and a probation model designed around principles of adolescent development. In both projects, the codesign process engaged deep buy in that could be relied on to sustain programs with limited ongoing researcher support.
The discussant will summarize key themes from the papers and discuss how these findings line up with the Cultural Exchange framework for facilitating cross disciplinary collaborations. We anticipate that the focus on implementation sustainability, responsivity to different contexts and knowledge translation will be of interest to the SPR audience.