Here you will find some of the Special Features that Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy has developed for youth, families, providers, and researchers. Please keep checking back as we continue to add to this section.
We have added a feature to our website entitled Evidence Based & Best Practices in Washington State. Our intent is to provide a listing of the currently available psychosocial interventions and information on each program:
We will be adding to this list as new information is identified. We are interested in feedback about this list as well as input on any programs we overlooked that are currently available in our State.
PBHJP is publishing articles written by our faculty on various topics in their respective areas. These articles will be available in downloadable form and on the PBHJP Blog, open to reader comments. Our first article, written by Dr. Terry Lee, focuses on reform in the youth mental health care system and the shape it will take in the very near future:
"With 16% of the United States GDP going towards health care, health care reform is one of the top domestic priorities of the Obama administration and Congress. In its recent health care and the federal budget report, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that health care overhaul, including universal coverage, will cost approximately $1 trillion over the next 10 years." (Full article)
Please feel free to post your comments to this article on our blog.