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PBHJP Spotlight

September 16, 2014

Housed within the UW Evidence Based Practice Institute, the Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team (WERT) is dedicated to supporting state and local systems of care across the U.S. to achieve the best outcomes possible for youth with serious and complex needs. A key member of WERT, Hattie Quick, MSW, has worked on many grants and research projects all over the country. Increasingly, however,...

EBP Workforce Lecture Series 2014-2015 dates

September 11, 2014

PBHJP Faculty and Staff participated in the South Lake Union 10K in August.

September 8, 2014

Thirteen determined and athletic PBHJP faculty, staff and friends committed to participating in the South Lake Union 10K Run on August 10th.  All participants completed the race that benefitted Girls on the Run of Puget Sound which is a non-profit organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun-experienced based...

Free Training Opportunity in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

September 5, 2014

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS) is looking for strong candidate who wants to become an agency affiliated mental health therapist who will volunteer their time to participate in a one-on-one training and consultation opportunity in PCIT.  Provider must be a Master Level provider with a mental health background.  PCIT is a dyadic behavioral intervention for...

The Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program Project Update

August 29, 2014

This October will sunset the last Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program (MHSIP) survey that will be conducted by the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training at Western State Hospital. In consolidation with the Mental Health Division, WIMHRT began conducting surveys of outpatient mental health clients in 1998. The first was the Sampling Based Outcome Study (SBOS...

August 29, 2014

Pongo mentor Vanessa is the story’s star, talking about her work in juvie: “It’s amazing work. It’s something that reminds you how to live your life. I think also, for me it’s almost too painful not to do the work. Once you start becoming very aware of what’s happening in here, it’s hard to turn your back on it after that.”

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August 29, 2014

Assistant Professor, Sarah Walker, PhD is interviewed in this Feature regarding Juvenile Justice 101.  Sarah facilitated the development of this program in King County.

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Juvenile Justice 101 is a program designed to help parents and youth understand the Juvenile Court...

Exploring Solutions Together – The Issue of Racial and Ethnic Disproportionality in FDCs

August 20, 2014

PBHJP faculty, Dr. Michael Pullmann, along with collaborators Jill Murphy and Teresa Anderson-Harper from the King County Family Treatment Court, presented a webinar for Children and Family Futures about their work to assess and address racial and ethnic proportionality in access, treatment, and outcomes for families in the treatment court.

AF-CBT Learning Collaborative in Washington State

August 5, 2014

The UW Evidence-Based Practice Institute supported an AF-CBT training on July 21-23, 2014 for mental health agencies throughout Washington State. AF-CBT is an intervention that helps families and their children ages 5-17 when there has been violence in the family. It is intended to improve the relationship between the child and caregiver, strengthen healthy parenting practices, enhance...

Starcia Ague on Evening Magazine

July 8, 2014

Starcia Ague, PBHJP Collaborator, was featured on King5's Evening Magazine on July 7, 2014 about her new appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice!

Dr. Sarah Walker National Association of Counties Webinar Presentation

June 26, 2014

Dr. Sarah Walker, PBHJP Faculty, presented in a webinar for the National Association of Counties (NACo) on "Improving Juvenile Justice by Engaging Familes" on June 26, 2014

Dr. Eric Bruns' presentation at the National Research Council/Institute of Medicine workshop

July 1, 2014

Dr. Eric Bruns, PBHJP Faculty, participated in the National Research Council/Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop on Harvesting the Scientific Investment in Prevention Science to Promote Children’s Health on June 16, 2014 where he presented on promoting uptake of Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) in state systems.

The webcast and PowerPoint presentations are now available here: ...

News Articles

PBHJP Spotlight: Bridging Research to Service

May 2, 2014

By Andrea Negrete, PBHJP Research Coordinator

How do you bridge the research to service gap? This question drives much of the work of Dr. Suzanne Kerns, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy.  Through her own experience as a clinical psychologist getting trained in multiple child and family behavioral health...