Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Session 45yya

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bayshore 5 ~ (Symposium)

A New Vision of Leadership and Involvement: Youth and Young Adult Peer Support
Symposium Chair: Jonathan Delman, PhD, JD, MPHUMass Medical School, Stoneham, MA

Young adult peer support providers (peers) are increasingly employed on mental health service teams, yet there is little understanding/research the specific factors supporting employment success of the young adult peers. This symposium presents the first empirical investigations of the factors supporting young adult peer success and peer support views and preferences of young clients with first episode psychosis (FEP) in the US. We additionally present on a toolkit developed for employers to build and sustain a young adult peer workforce.    

Session 46ebp

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bayshore 6 ~ (Symposium)

Statewide Implementation of Intensive In-Home Treatment: Lessons Learned from Three States
Symposium Chair: Richard Shepler, PhDCase Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Discussant: Richard Shepler, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Intensive In-Home (IIH) treatments are implemented in most states and are an integral part of every system of care’s treatment continuum. These services are designed to provide intensive and comprehensive treatment services for youth with significant behavioral health challenges that are at-risk of placement, being returned from placement, or who have significant safety and risk concerns that require intensive interventions for stabilization. While these services exist in most states, little attention has been paid to best practice standards, effective implementation, and quality assurance.   This symposium will present a facilitated discussion on the statewide implementation of Intensive In-home Treatment from three state’s experiences. Each presentation will discuss how they have addressed the development of best practice standards, statewide implementation, funding, quality management, and training and technical assistance.  

Session 47cw

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bayshore 7 ~ (Paper)

Function First: An Online Assessment and Intervention to Reduce Runaways
Kathleen Ferreira, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Social Innovation, Needham, MA; Kimberly Crosland, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences,University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Bayshore 7 ~ (Paper)

Advancing the Measurement of Collective Community Capacity to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience
Peter Pecora, PhD, Managing Director of Research Services, Research Services and School of Social Work University of Washington, Casey Family Programs, Seattle, WA; Margaret Hargreaves, PhD, MPP, Principal Associate, Evaluation, Community Science, Gaithersburg, MD

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bayshore 7 ~ (Paper)

Providing Sexuality Education to Youth in the Child Welfare System: Working with Sexually Traumatized Youth
Iva Kosutic, PhD, Evaluation Researcher, Partners in Social Research, LLC, Avon, CT; Marisol Garcia Westberg, PhD, Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy, Lewis & Clark, Portland, OR

Session 48

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Palma Ceia 1 ~ (Symposium)

Perceived Benefits and Barriers to Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Services for Children with ADHD: National Data, Parent & Provider Perspectives, and Promising Practices
Symposium Chair: Angie Snyder, MPH, PhDGeorgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. In 2011-12, one in nine school-aged children, or about 6.4 million U.S. children had ADHD and approximately 3.5 million children (4-17 years) were receiving ADHD medication for treatment. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published guidelines in 2011 for best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD for children as young as four years of age. The AAP recommends “evidence-based parent- and/or teacher-administered behavior therapy as the first line of treatment” for children aged 4-5 years. However, among young children with special healthcare needs who had a diagnosis of ADHD, 53% were receiving behavioral therapy and 44% were taking medication for treatment; similar results were found using Medicaid and private insurance claims data. Together, these findings suggest a misalignment between clinical practice and best practice for treatment in young children with ADHD. This presentation builds upon national survey and claims data by characterizing the perceived benefits and barriers to receiving behavioral treatment among parents of children diagnosed with ADHD. Similarly, perceptions about benefits and barriers to behavioral therapy among healthcare providers are explored, as well as lessons learned about implementing promising practices for ADHD treatment across the country.  

Session 49

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Palma Ceia 2 ~ (Discussion Hour)

Implementing Crisis Text Line Keyword (4HOPE) in Ohio: Leveraging Data to Inform Social Service Delivery
Holly Jones, MSSA, Program Administrator, Bureau of Children & Families, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Columbus, OH; Patrice (Patti) Fetzer, LISW-S, Director, Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center, Department of Psychiatry, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH; Liz Eddy, Director of Communications, Crisis Text Line, New York, NY

Session 50

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Palma Ceia 3 ~ (Paper)

Training Counselors to Promote Youth Wellbeing through Service Learning Program
Soo Yin Tan, PhD, Assistant Dean (Diploma & Student Development), Psychological Studies and Academic Group and Office of Teacher Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Palma Ceia 3 ~ (Symposium)

Initial Findings from the Children’s Mental Health Initiative National System of Care Expansion Evaluation: Barriers, Facilitators and Collaborative Networks
Symposium Chair: Abram Rosenblatt, PhDWestat, Rockville, MD; Discussant: Emily Lichvar, PhD, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD

This symposium features two presentations describing initial findings from the SAMHSA funded Children’s Mental Health Initiative National Expansion Evaluation: 1) Barriers and facilitators to expansion from a qualitative interview; and 2) Collaborative relationships from a social network perspective. SAMHSA’s Child Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) provides federal support for the development of systems and supports for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families based on the System of Care approach (Huang et al., 2005; Stroul, Blau and Friedman, 2010). This presentation provides findings from the national evaluation of grantees funded in 2013 and 2014. 

Session 51yya

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Palma Ceia 4 ~ (Paper)

Building the Strengths of LGBT Youth: How Systems of Care Change Their Trajectories
Mary Spooner, PhDRussell Carleton, PhDTesfayi Gebreselassie, PhD, ICF, Atlanta, GA

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Palma Ceia 4 ~ (Paper)

The Influence of Mental Health Disorders on Education and Employment Outcomes for Serious Adolescent Offenders Transitioning to Adulthood
Carol Schubert, MPH, Researcher, Law & Psychiatry Program of Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Edward Mulvey, PhD, Professor, Law & Psychiatry Program of Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Palma Ceia 4 ~ (Paper)

Understanding and Managing Mental Health Symptoms:  Perspectives from Homeless Youth of Color
Sarah Narendorf, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, Houston, TX; Kenya Minott, MSW, Doctoral Student, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, Houston, TX; Jamaica Harrell, BA, MSW  Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, Houston, TX; Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas-Houston, Houston, TX

Session 52ga

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Esplanade 1 ~ (Paper)

Assessing and Improving Organizational Readiness for Integrated Care to Reduce Health Disparities
Victoria Scott, PhD, MBAErin Godly-Reynolds, MEd, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC; Sharon Rachel, MA, MPH, CSEGlenda Wrenn, MD, MSHP, Morehouse School of Medicine, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Atlanta, GA

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Esplanade 1 ~ (Discussion Hour)

Promising Opportunities for Funding Clinical and Community Prevention Services Using the Provisions of the Affordable Care Act
Deborah Klein Walker, EdD, Senior Fellow/Vice President, US Health, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Session 53wa 

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Esplanade 2 ~ (Paper)

Final Results from a Two-year Randomized Control Trial of Wraparound Services for Dually-involved Youth
Jennifer Schurer Coldiron, PhD, Research Scientist, Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Spencer Hensley, BA, Wraparound Evaluation TA Specialist, Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Ryan Parigoris, BA, Research Assistant, Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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

Data Driven Decision Making in a Statewide Wraparound Initiative: Results & Lessons Learned from Massachusetts
Diane Grillo, LICSW, Director of Child Services, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, Boston, MA; Andrea Gewirtz, LICSW, Vice President of Statewide Specialty Services, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, Boston, MA; Alyssa Hook, BA, Research Coordinator, Wraparound Evaluation & Research Team, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; April Sather, MPH, Research Project Director, Wraparound Evaluation & Research Team, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Esplanade 2 ~ (Paper)

Piloting Change for Wraparound Implementation in Kentucky
Stephanie Stone, MSSW, LCSW, Manager, Out of Home Placements, Care Coordination, Passport Health Plan, Louisville, KY; Vestena Robbins, PhD, Policy Advisor, Department for Behavioral Health Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Frankfort, KY; Natalie C. Kelly, LCSW, Policy Analyst, Commissioners Office, Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, Frankfort, KY

Session 54

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

The Impact of Staff and Organizational Characteristics on Intervention Implementation in Child Welfare: An Exploration in Three Parts
Symposium Chair: John Fluke, PhD, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect, Aurora, CO; Discussant: Fred Wulczyn, PhD, Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

This symposium will present insights from three Title IV-E child welfare waiver evaluations that are conducting decision making research informed by the Decision Making Ecology (Fluke, Baumann, Dalgleish, & Kern, 2104; DME). Since IV-E waivers allow States and tribes more flexibility in the use of federal cost-sharing funds that are otherwise used to reimburse out-of-home care, they have provided an opportunity for States to introduce and evaluate the efficacy of interventions and/or practices that are new to their system with an effort to improve child safety, permanency, and child well-being and maintain cost neutrality. By examining the efficacy of different interventions (e.g., Strong Families, R3, and HomeWorks) while using common instrumentation including; 1) the General Staff Survey (which examines attitudes about child welfare work, workload, organizational culture and climate, job tenure, satisfaction, and whether personal experiences influence practice);and 2) the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (a communimetric tool that is designed to inform service planning and monitor children and families’ well-being across a variety of domains, including behavioral health, trauma, medical health, substance use, and development),  these evaluations have identified important implications for implementation science. These include the measurement and analysis of decision maker characteristics in relation to implementation, assessments, decisions, and outcomes. Each presentation will discuss the background, methods, findings, limitations, and implications of these measures on implementation, assessments of the interventions and key outcomes and a discussant will foster a collegial and lively discussion.    

Session 55

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Garrison Suite ~ (Discussion Hour)

The British Columbia Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative
Jennifer Mervyn, PhDDoctors of BC, White Rock, British Columbia

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