In this issue, four independent groups of scientists report on their work disseminating and/or implementing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) across diverse practice settings.
In This Issue
- Evidence-informed care for everyone, including the uncoverable: Scaling Up Evidence-Based systems requires carefully choosing evidence-based treatment (EBT) programs for the youths they cover and leveraging EBT knowledge to serve the rest
Examples of two methods for selecting a service array to provide EBT options for as many youths as possible.
- Scaling up two evidence-based practices for children's mental health
Description of implementation and scaling up of two EBPs into large public service systems (Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care and KEEP).
- Scaling-up evidence-based practices in child welfare services systems
Child welfare system involvement may serve as a gateway for identification of, and services for, mental health problems of youth and parents.
- "Help your keiki": Development and implementation of a consumer-centric website on youth evidence-based practices
The recent work of the Evidence-Based Services Committee in Hawai’i on increasing consumer and parent knowledge of, and demand for, youth EBPs.
The Next Generation
- Bridging the present-to-future gap in graduate school: The importance of studying dissemination and implementation
Discussion of the research-to-practice gap that impelled the EBP movement initially and that persists today.
Children, Youth and Families Committee Update
- New CYF members
Welcome Carmen Valdez, PhD, and W. Douglas Tynan, PhD, ABPP, who will both be serving from 2013-2015.
CYF Advocacy Update
- APA supports legislation to promote mental health in schools
The Mental Health in Schools Act would authorize a grant program for schools to expand students' access to mental health resources.
By Kerry Bolger, PhD
Calling All CYF Psychologists
- Calling all CYF psychologists
APA Annual Convention, annual meetings and the APA Division 7 Mentoring Program, calls for nominations and awards and grant opportunities.