In conjunction with The Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health we just published and disseminated two papers (Bertram, Kerns, Bernstein, Marsenich, Mettrick, Kanary, & Choi, 2015).
We are presenting a national webinar on these topics in 2016 via TA Network.
Evidence-Informed Practice in Systems of Care:
Misconception and facts
Federal, state, and foundation funding sources increasingly mandate the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs). For example, the Families First Act sponsored by Orin Hatch (R-Utah) has bi-partisan support and once passed will require any service provider receiving Title IV-E funds to implement evidence-informed practices.
However, confusion and uncertainty limit response to these mandates in systems of care. These two papers briefly present fundamental facts, the rationale for using EBPs within behavioral health service systems, funding strategies and implementation considerations.
The first paper clarifies definitions and address common misconceptions about EBPs.
The second addresses the implementation factors that support, or if not well-considered, will adversely affect EBP outcomes.
<span style="Together these papers offer examples, strategies, frameworks and tools for selecting, funding, implementing, improving, and sustaining evidence-based and promising practices within systems of care.