Leadership & Resiliency Program©™ Fidelity Checklist


  • School(s) have been identified and contacted 
  • Relationships with schools, community volunteer programs and adventure activity organizations have been developed
  • Transportation to all activities available and in place
  • Risk management policies and procedures developed
  • Permission/release forms for youth participation in program and each activity developed
  • Evaluation and data collection plan developed and understood by all staff
  • Plan for regular reporting to stakeholders and showcasing accomplishments developed


  • Masters level in human services preferred; should at least be experienced in working with at-risk youth in groups
  • Clinical supervision for staff arranged
  • All staff implementing program have implementation manual
  • All staff have attended implementation training
  • Staff clearly understand their roles and responsibilities
  • Staff understand program policies and risk management procedure

Program Participants

  • Hgh school aged students
  • Voluntary participants in the program
  • Considered at-risk for problem behavior, not currently in need of treatment or more intensive interventions
  • Understand the program and agree to participate in all components, when possible


  • School liaison identified
  • School staff who will co-lead groups identified
  • Agree to have resiliency groups meet during the school day
  • Program staff has a place to do paperwork and meet with youth individually
  • Group space is identified
  • Access arranged to data for evaluation: grades, attendance records, and behavioral incidents records
  • Method in place for school staff to refer youth to program
  • Method in place for youth/family referrals to other programs when necessary

In general

  • When starting something new, do it as it has been described
  • There will ALWAYS be issues about fidelity
  • Adding to is not a problem; TAKING AWAY is a problem
  • Communicate with us when there are questions or when you ponder making adaptations

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Tisha Deeghan, Executive Director

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