Special Session Tracks
Special Session Tracks
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Evidence-based Practice in Systems of Care
This track of presentations provides excellent examples of current research and technical assistance integrating and supporting EBP in systems of care in both Canada and the United States. Sessions will focus on research and technical assistance efforts in workforce development, fiscal sustainability, and implementation science in behavioral health care and child welfare programs.
Innovations in Wraparound
In this track, leaders in wraparound management, supervision, evaluation, QA, and research will present an array of cutting edge developments in care coordination for youth with complex needs. Sessions will focus on predictors of child and families outcomes, new measures of wraparound implementation and quality, and training and workforce development approaches. Topical discussions on youth-driven care and serving culturally diverse youth round out the track.
Youth and Young Adults
The goal of this track is to share research findings to improve the lives of and services, treatments, and supports for youth and young adults (ages 16-30) living with mental health conditions. This track includes research on issues relating to the transition to adulthood for adolescents, and appropriate services for young adults, including developmentally-tailored and culturally appealing services and supports and related policy issues. The track also includes presentations highlighting the value and impact of youth and young adult involvement in the design and delivery of services, supports, and policies.
Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health
The Institute is a National Institute on Drug Abuse funded (5R25DA031103-01A1) research education program with a mission to develop, cultivate, and disseminate an innovative model of research education that addresses best practices for translational research in the field of adolescent behavioral health, as it relates to substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The Institute offers a graduate certificate program in which Institute Scholars work alongside academic mentors, community agency partners, and national mentors to complete service learning research projects. The Institute Translational Research track will include presentations of results from translational research projects along with a panel discussion by leaders in the field regarding current trends in the field of implementation science, and a presentation of the Institute’s results to date.
Co-sponsored by Casey Family Programs and the Florida Institute for Child Welfare, this track showcases new developments in community-based and other interventions to prevent or mitigate the impact of child maltreatment. It also includes presentations on how to address behavioral health issues for both children and adults.
Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice
The Global Alliance (formerly the American Orthopsychiatric Association) is a compassionate community of individuals and organizations dedicated to informing policy, practice and research concerning behavioral health, social justice, and well-being. The theme for our track is “Improving services and supports for children and families: Enhancing systems and settings.” Presenters include Global Alliance award winners and sessions address diverse topics, ranging from new frontiers in behavioral health and child mental health to inclusive early childhood development to assessing and improving organizational readiness for integrated care to reduce health disparities.