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Presented at the 22nd Annual Research Conference

Improving Client Outcomes Through Effective Implementation of EBPs: Provider Organisations' Perspectives.

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Session Number: 44 Room: Salon C

Presentation Type: symposium

Chair: Jacquie Brown Discussant: Jim Wotring

Synopsis: Provider organisations face a number of challenges when implementing evidence-based practices and these challenges are magnified if multiple EBPs are implemented. Many organisations find they are not structured in a way that supports the effective implementation and sustainability of EBPs. Consequently, organisational change is an inevitable component for organisations to work through when implementing EBPs. Four organisations from New York State, Arizona and Ontario, will illustrate how they have implemented and evaluated the implementation of evidence-based programs (EBPs). Each organisation brings an unique experience to the implementation and delivery of EBPs with different goals, different funding sources and different structures. Two of the organisations are community base service providers offering multiple services, the third is a research organisation which, through its activities, has contributed significantly to informing effective implementation processes. Each is at a different point in its role in implementation of EBPs. In some cases, implementation and evaluation have progressed sufficiently to the point that there is evidence of effective client outcomes. Implementation models and methods will be described, with attention to lessons learned for ‘replication’ in other provider organisations.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Session Time: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Harmony in Duality: Using Evidence-Based Programs to Transform the Traditional Parts of Your Agency

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Presenting: Edward Hayes

All Authors for this paper: Edward Hayes

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: Beginning as an orphanage in 1852, Cayuga Home for Children has changed to meet the changing needs of children and families. Since 2000, we have implemented twenty evidence-based programs throughout Central New York State and New York City. This workshop will examine the dynamic between our traditional treatment and our evidence-based treatment and how we have avoided conflict and competition and instead have created an environment where they grow and extend each other.

The Implementation of Evidenced-Based Practice in a Children’s System of Care; What Worked and What Didn't

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Presenting: Tim Dunst

All Authors for this paper: Tim Dunst

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: In 1999, Arizona underwent drastic changes in its system of delivering children’s behavior healthcare. As the result of a law suit claiming inadequate Title XIX services, the system of care was radically changing from a traditional model to a child and family driven model. In this environment, Touchstone Behavioral Health began implementing evidenced-based treatment. With four successful implementations and one failure, a sociological autopsy reveals what worked, as well as what didn’t.

Direct Response: A Demonstration of Improving Client Outcomes as a Result of Effective Implementation Processes and Appropriate Evidence-Based Practices

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Presenting: Jacquie Brown; Matt Sheridan

All Authors for this paper: Jacquie Brown; Matt Sheridan

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: To improve responsiveness and effectiveness on intake and triage, Kinark Child and Family Services has designed and implemented a new client response process. As a result of the initial implementation of this process, the waiting list at the front door has been reduced from over 400 to less than 140 in one year. In addition to a significant reduction in wait time, families who can benefit from one of two brief interventions are immediately engaged in service.

Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices: An Evaluation of a Monumental Organizational Change Process

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Presenting: Melanie Barwick; Bruce Ferguson

All Authors for this paper: Melanie Barwick; Bruce Ferguson

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: The transition to full spectrum evidence-based clinical services at Kinark Child and Family Services provided a unique opportunity to conduct a process evaluation of evidence-based practices implementation and related organizational change. This is research in progress, using an organizational level qualitative analysis of field notes, interviews, and brief questionnaires to describe the processes undertaken toward becoming a learning organization that is thoroughly structured to provide mental health services that are supported by scientific evidence.