The Results Are In: 3P Practitioners Care about Research!
3PRC opened its doors on August 1st of 2018. Since that time, 3P practitioners and independent researchers have examined the efficacy of the Three Principles of Health Realization program (intervention).
I, Jeanne Catherine, want to express my appreciation and gratitude to the following people and the projects they have invited us (the researchers) into.
These people stepped out of the safety of their private worlds to invite researchers into their sphere - to examine, analyze and report on the efficacy of their work. These people are extremely valuable to the research process. The willingness each of them brought, to examine their programs with a non-biased lens, demonstrates courage, faith, and hope. Each of these people expressed a deep desire to be held accountable to integrity and well-being as the central focus of their efforts. This list appears in chronological order under the following topics: (1) Peer-Review Projects, (2) Pilot projects, and (3) Working Groups.
1. Peer-Review Research Projects: In Chronological Order
All the projects listed below have undergone a process of human ethical review before implementation. This is required to publish any results in a peer-review journal.
Anna Debenham: The Insight Alliance
Awarded McVety funding for 2-years: Anna collaborates with independent researchers at Pacific University to secure a longitudinal, randomized controlled study examining the effectiveness of 3P programming in male and female prisons in Portland, OR. (See Anna's TedTalk)
Jaqueline Hollows: Beyond Recovery
Received a McVety Support Award. The 3PRC research team has spent the last year designing, implementing and conducting research examining the efficacy of the Beyond Recovery program at Nottingham Prison in England. With approval from two authorizing organizations, this research enrolled 120 participants into two groups (intervention and control) and followed up with them post-intervention and (when possible) at one-month following the intervention. Included in this project were two types of interviews (semi-structured and micro-phenomenological). It is anticipated that the two types of interviews will provide important qualitative data that can help the team articulate potential differences between participant and non-participant volunteers. The study will conclude this January 2020 and the initial report will be ready within 30 days of completion.
Caroline Powell: A Slice of Happiness
Received a McVety Support Award for her 3P program delivered to homeless participants in Watford, England. The 3PRC research team has spent the last 12 months designing, implementing and conducting research examining the efficacy of the A Slice of Happiness program. With approval from the Human Research Review Committee at The California Institute of Integral Studies, this research focuses on pre and post intervention data collection including an in depth semi-structured interview. Due to the small numbers enrolled and the time between services (or time between intervention opportunities), it is anticipated that it will take another 3-years to collect enough data to report on this project.
Joe Bailey: Resiliency Training for Firefighters
With an idea to support emergency community service providers in Charlottesville, VA. The Executive Director of 3PRC (that’s me) enrolled the Charlottesville Fire Department into a 3P training led by Joe Bailey. This project was designed to capture an intervention and control group through email before, a month following and 3-months after the intervention. At this time all data has been collected however, response rates remain low so it is anticipated that this project will not have enough data to publish. While this project was approved by The California Institute of Integral Studies Human Research Review Committee, it did not include a qualitative component (no interviews).
Barnett Gilmore & Cheryl Wilkie: Substance Use Treatment
Gulf Breeze Recovery and Farnum: two different substance use treatment facilities in Florida and New Hampshire, USA - have both won a McVety Partnership Award. During 2019, the research team at 3PRC conducted literature review and proposed potential research designs. Watch for updates about the design, the process of human ethics review and preliminary investigations into 3P and substance use treatment.
2. Pilot Projects: Preliminary Investigations
The projects listed below are all preliminary investigations into the potential of conducting a peer-review project at a later date. Each of these involved the 3PRC research team determining the questionnaire design, data collection and analysis. Whenever possible, we attempted to have an independent source ask the research questions. All participants are volunteers.
The Ambassador Project
Dr. Rani Bora collaborated with 3PRC to assess, potential benefits of this 3P community-based mentor program. Questions (Surveys) were collected online through email invitations before and after the training. See more about the results of this project here.
Two child daycare centers in Nuuk participated in a pilot-project where employees of two centers received a 3P intervention. 19 participants filled out an online questionnaire in Greenlandic before and after the intervention. The pilot will give insight into the reliability of the measurements utilized (in Greenlandic) and into possible outcomes of the intervention. It may lead to more serious peer-reviewed research in the future. Stay tuned to this blog for the results.
The YMCA Project
The YMCA in Henley-on-Thames invited Beyond Recovery to provide the 3P training to one group of young adults. The pre and post data has been collected and is waiting for analysis. Stay tuned to this blog for the results.
The Nottingham VRU Knife Project
Beyond Recovery was invited by the Nottingham Police and Crime Commission (PCC) Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) to deliver the 3P program to young (18-25), violent offenders at HMP Nottingham. These initial volunteers were surveyed by our onsite research supervisor (Daniela Palade) to determine if we can conduct a longitudinal, cohort design in 2020. Stay tuned to this blog for the results.
3P Pedestrian Scale
In its early stages, Dr. Adriaan Denkers was hired to analyze previous scales, for example The Sydney Banks Inventory & The Three Principles Inventory, in order to determine their reliability and validity. Based on the information gathered and the Missing Link by Sydney Banks, Dr. Denkers and I developed a new Three Principles Pedestrian Inventory that has already demonstrated some validity and reliability. This scale is under development and is undergoing a “face validity” review in the Expert Panel Review group (see below). Any experts in the 3P understanding are welcome to join this group and give feedback. Your time and thoughts make you a valuable research participants!
3. Working Groups
Expert Panel Review:
Chantal Burns, Thomas Kelley, Anthony Kessel, William Jr. Pettit, Jack Pransky, Linda Ramus, and Judith Sedgeman (in alphabetical order) have generously dedicated expertise and time (through email and zoom meetings) to advise 3PRC’s survey design expert on his development of a 3P Pedestrian survey instrument. This instrument is intended to be reliable and valid with the average adult and is still under investigation.
3P Research Discussion Group:
A generous number (more than can be named here) of 3P practitioners have reached out to me throughout the year. The primary questions have been, “How do I conduct research?” and “What questions do I ask?” A monthly meeting has been established and a private Facebook page – for the group. I provide group and individual support for developing research in their programs. If you want to join us – email me and/or join our Facebook page!
REMIND ME: WHAT DOES 3PRC DO?
3PRC provides awards in the following manner:
McVety Research Support Award:
3PRC awards 3 principles non-profit leaders with research support for design set up, analysis and write up of a pilot research project for their program. These projects are intended to set the stage for a longer peer-reviewed study. This award does not include any financial contributions to the three principles organization. Instead, the applicant works closely with our Executive Director, Jeanne Catherine and our Research Consultant, Adriaan Denkers, to talk, design and execute the research plan. This can also include statistical analysis and publication support for the project.
McVety Research Funding Award
3PRC awards funding to established non-profit programs so that they can hire independent research consultants and develop a peer-reviewed research project. This award is designed to create independent research projects with independent researchers - people who don't know anything about the Three Principles.
McVety Partnership Award
3PRC collaborates with an established organization, creating a financial partnership where 3PRC is paid in full, or in part, to provide research support for design set up, analysis and write up of a pilot research project for their program. These projects are intended to set the stage for a longer peer-reviewed study.
Thank you for your interest in research and The Three Principles!
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