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Could private investors spur new, better social services?

December 3, 2014

Dr. Eric Trupin was interviewed by UW Health Sciences "NewsBeat" about social impact bonds.

Dr. Sarah Walker a panelist for Washington DC Congressional Briefing on effective behavioral health treatments for youth involved in the juvenile justice system

October 27, 2014

On October 22nd, Dr. Sarah Walker participated in briefings for the House of Representatives and Senate on a Vera Institute sponsored Congressional Briefing, Meeting Their Needs: Identifying and Treating Youth with Behavior Health Disorders. Dr. Walker highlighted Washington State’s experience with funding and evaluating evidence-based programs in juvenile justice along with more...

MST-Family Integrated Transitions Program

October 13, 2014

Imagine being the parent of an out of control 15 year old…who breaks your rules, steals from you, uses drugs, and threatens you with physical harm.  You love your child, but at the same time are at the breaking point.  Your efforts to obtain help have been what you hoped for- your son went to someone who told him that his problems had more to with you and you were to blame; a family...

NIJ Invests $63 Million in School Safety Research

October 3, 2014

The National Institutes of Justice has announced a $1.5 million award to a partnership between the Puget Sound Educational Service District, researchers at the University of Washington, and the King County Mental Health Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division to develop and test a process to help schools make data-driven decisions to prevent school violence. The UW researchers include...

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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...