About the Institute

The Washington Legislature sought to improve mental health treatment and access for children. It passed House Bill 1088 (2007 – 2008) which established the Evidence Based Practice Institute (EBPI) serves as a resource for state entities in identification, evaluation, and partnering with various communities (e.g. families, providers) on evidence based practices and offers provider training and consultation on the implementation of EBPs in communities, as well as the promotion of evidence based or promising practices.  1088 established the Wraparound pilot program for treatment of youth and mandated the creation of the Children’s Evidence-Based Practice Institute (EBPI). PBHJP houses the EBPI in addition to involvement in a myriad of projects which further the goals of House Bill 1088.  Our efforts are funded and carried out in collaboration with our partners in the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, DSHS.