Monday, March 6, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Session 1yya

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bayshore 5 ~ (Discussion Hour) 

Improving Life Trajectories for Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges: An Exploration of Structures and Processes at State and Local Levels that Foster Sustainability
Gwen White, MSW, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, Murrysville, PA; Kristin Thorp, BSW, Youth M.O.V.E. National, Portland, ME; Evelyn Frankford, MSW, Frankford Consulting, Jackson Heights, NY; Diane Sondheimer, MSN, MPH, CPNP, Deputy Chief, Child, Adolescent, & Family Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, Rockville, MD

Session 2ebp

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bayshore 6 ~ (Symposium) 

Dispelling the Myth that EBPs are Too Narrowly Targeted: MST as a Case Example for Broad Opportunity
Symposium Chair: Elisabeth Cannata, PhDWheeler, Plainville, CT; Discussant: Rosalyn Bertram, PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO 

There are many criticisms about EBPs, including the frequent challenge that they have too narrowly defined target populations and a “one size fits all” approach that fails to address the individual complexity of the human condition and of the “real world” presentation of clients in clinical practice. A cornerstone of a research-informed approach to treatment planning, however, is to match clients to the best available treatment modalities to meet their carefully assessed, unique intervention needs. The systematic discrediting of EBPs as too restrictive contradicts the importance of disseminating effective treatments for targeted concerns. This symposium will utilize Multisystemic Therapy (MST) as a case example to debunk the “too narrow” criticism of EBPs from the different perspectives of researcher, clinic administrator and clinician.  

Session 3cw

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bayshore 7 ~ (Symposium)

Session 4

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Palma Ceia 1 ~  (Discussion Hour)

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Exploring a Whole Community Prevention Approach
Sheila Savannah, Director, Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA  

Session 5yya 

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Palma Ceia 2 ~ (Paper)

Developing an Assessment of Youth and Young Adult Voice in Organizational Advising and Decision-Making / Part 2

Janet Walker, PhD, Regional Research Institute, School of Social Work, Portland State University, Portland, OR; Brie Masselli, MA, Youth M.O.V.E. National, Portland, ME; Jennifer Blakeslee, PhD, Regional Research Institute, School of Social Work, Portland State University, Portland, OR

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Palma Ceia 2 ~ (Paper)

Evaluation of Transition Programs through the Tracking of Young People’s Progress on Their Own Futures Planning Goals
Christine Beck, PhD, Research Analyst, Department of Research and Program Practices, Stars Behavioral Health Group, Los Angeles, CA; Hewitt B. "Rusty" Clark, PhD, Director & Professor Emeritus, National Network on Youth Transition (NNYT), Stars Behavioral Health Group, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Karyn L. Dresser, PhD, Director, Department of Research and Program Practices, Stars Behavioral Health Group, Oakland, CA

Session 6

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Palma Ceia 3 ~ (Discussion Hour)

System of Care Expansion in Connecticut: Building Statewide Capacity and Infrastructure for Addressing Disparities and Disproportionalities
Cecilia Singh, PhDClinical Psychologist, Connect System of Care Consultant, Child Health and Development Institute, Coordinating Center/Yale University School of Medicine, Farmington/New Haven, CT; Jeana Bracey, PhDDirector of School and Community Initiatives, Coordinating Center, Child Health and Development Institute, Farmington, CT; Catherine Wagner, EdDManaging Partner of Health & Equity LLC and Vice President of Education and Health Information, Connecticut State Medical Society; Jillian Taylor, BSNetwork of Care Manager, Eastern Region, Intensive Care Coordination Program, Beacon Health Options, Rocky Hill, CT

Session 7

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Palma Ceia 4 ~ (Symposium)

Mental Health Technology in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Present and Future
Symposium Chair: Christopher Bellonci, MDTufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 

Less than 50% of adolescents with psychiatric illnesses received mental health care in the United States in 2013. Implementing mental health apps (MHapps) may be an effective way to reach youth given their familiarity with technology. In this symposium, we will review the literature available to date on this topic with a focus on children and adolescents. We will examine potential evidence-based strategies for the development and implementation of MHapps and their limitations. We will discuss how MHapps can reduce costs, increase access, and improve quality of care. Finally, we will contemplate how MHapps can aid in shifting mental health care from provider-centered to a user-centered, interactive, collaborative model.    

Session 8ga

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Esplanade 1 ~ (Discussion Hour)

The Next Frontier for Promoting Child Mental Health
Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine, Falls Church, VA

Session 9wa

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Esplanade 2 ~ (Symposium)

From the Balcony to the Ground: Implications of Policy and Financing for Wraparound Practice
Symposium Chair: Jody Levison-Johnson, LCSW-CNational Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC; Discussant: Sheila Pires, MPA, Human Service Collaborative, Washington, DC

Across the country, a range of policy and financing arrangements have been used to support the implementation of wraparound for youth with behavioral health needs and their families. This session will offer participants an inside-look at the experience of the State of Louisiana who began statewide implementation of wraparound in March 2012. The presenters will discuss policy and financing approaches; implementation activities and strategies; and data collection; and the use of information to inform practice, highlighting lessons learned and adaptations made along the way. At the conclusion, Sheila Pires will offer perspectives on the benefits and challenges of supporting and sustaining wraparound practice in a Medicaid managed care environment.   

Session 10

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Esplanade 3 ~  (Paper)

What will it take to Reduce Racial Disparities in the Delivery of Mental Health Interventions for Youth in the Child Welfare System?
Antonio Garcia, PhD, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Esplanade 3 ~  (Paper)

Understanding Behavioral Health Disparities through "Big" Data
Molly Lopez, PhD, Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Session 11itr

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Garrison Suite ~ (Paper)

Key Outcomes of a Behavioral Health Translational Research Training Program
Julie Baldwin, PhD, Heather Williamson, DrPH, MBA, OTR/L, CPH, Emery Eaves, PhD, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; Bruce Levin, DrPH, MPH, Donna Burton, PhD, Tom Massey, PhD, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Garrison Suite ~ (Paper)

Risk Indicator Map for Adolescents of Pasco County
Monica Rousseau, MPH, Andre Clark, BA, Jason Kora, BA, The Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health, University of South Florida, Tampa FL; Kathy Moore, PhD, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


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