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Resource Added: EBP Organization Practical Guide
REPORT AND INVENTORY UPDATE PUBLISHED
HB 2536 Informational Webinar Archived here.
Inventory update will be published on January 31st, 2013. All promising practice applicants will be notified on or before this date.
Read the full bill as passed here
On February 3rd, 2012 KUOW Seattle Public Radio featured a story on HB 2536:
"Talk Therapy may work in some cases. But a Washington state lawmaker says it's time to invest in evidence-based programs to treat mentally ill youth..."
To listen to the story, click here.
Concerning the use of evidence-based practices for delivery of services to children and juveniles.
Representatives supporting this legislation: Dickerson, Johnson, Goodman, Hinkle, Kretz, Pettigrew, Warnick, Cody, Harris, Kenney, Kagi, Darneille, Orwall, Condotta, Landenburg, Appleton, Jinkins, Maxwell
Current Action: An interdisciplinary team of project partners is working to re-define evidence based practice, research based practice and promising practice.
Next Action Steps: The partners will re-organize existing mental health practices into newly defined categories
HB 2536 - DIGEST
(SUBSTITUTED FOR - SEE 2ND SUB)
Requires the department of social and health services,
and other state agencies that administer funds related to
juvenile offenders or the prevention, treatment, and care of
recipients of children's mental health services or child
welfare services, as applicable, to expend state funds on: (1)
Juvenile justice programs or programs related to the
prevention, treatment, or care of juvenile offenders that are
(2) Children's mental health programs or programs related
to the prevention, treatment, or care of recipients of
children's mental health services that are evidence-based; and
(3) Child welfare programs or programs related to the
prevention, treatment, or care of recipients of child welfare
services that are evidence-based.
Requires the department of social and health services, in
collaboration with the state institute for public policy and
the University of Washington evidence-based practice
institute, to redirect existing funding resources as necessary
to coordinate the purchase of evidence-based services and the
development of a workforce trained to implement evidence-based
Goals and Objectives:
Partners and Stakeholders:
Evidence Based Practice Institute
The University of Washington PBHJP
Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP)
Council on Juvenile Justice
Washington State Racial Disproportionality Advisory Committee, Regional Washington Association of Juvenile Court Administrators
Health Care Authority
Child Mental Health Systems of Care Planning Committee
Children, Youth, and Family advisory Committee