The Division works closely with Federal, State and Local service systems and organizations to promote evidence-based practices or other promising practices to the unique culture of their communities and organizations, while maintaining fidelity to the model or innovation.
PBHJP has four areas of emphasis for potential research, evaluation, training, and technical assistance, with a special emphasis on evidence-based mental health services:
- Juvenile Justice
- Child welfare
- Child Behavioral Health
- Adult Behavioral Health
We emphasize that initial training in effective interventions needs to be supported by ongoing organizational support, consultation, and/or supervision. In order for a program to retain adherence and fidelity to effective models, a quality assurance strategy needs to support continuous practice improvement. Training must be grounded in strong adult-learning principles, reinforced daily and supported by effective supervision and management. Our training supports organizational self-sufficiency.
Evaluation and Research
Our evaluation services provide support for implementation fidelity and outcomes. We help service systems and organizations evaluate the implementation and effectiveness, and outcomes of evidence-based practices and other innovations.
We strive to understand the uniqueness of each agency or organization and work collaboratively to provide consultation services that align with core values, mission, and vision.
In addition to the work we have done nationally on system reform and evidence based program implementation we are currently involved with the child welfare and behavioral health systems of both Norway and the United Kingdom on projects related to enhancing effective interventions.