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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.

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Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults

NPR June 20, 2014

Delinquent children are much more likely than their nondelinquent peers to die violently later in life, a study finds. And girls who ended up in juvenile detention were especially vulnerable, dying at nearly five times the rate of the general population.

'Burning Down The House' Makes The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration

NPR June 11, 2014

Nell Bernstein's new book, Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison, takes an in-depth look at juvenile incarceration. The journalist has spent years covering the juvenile justice system, and has interviewed hundreds of young people in detention facilities.

Wrap+MAP Training in North Sound Washington

June 10, 2014

In May, Eric J. Bruns, Ph.D., and PBHJP staff worked with consultants from PracticeWise LLC, to train clinicians in Washington State’s North Sound region (Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish counties) on how to implement evidence-informed clinical care within the context of the individualized wraparound care coordination model. Training on the “Wrap+...