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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...

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,...

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...

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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...