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Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

 Session 78yya

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

“If You Build It, Will They Come?” Critical Elements in Building the Massachusetts Healthy Transitions Initiative
Symposium Chair: Jennie Fishman, MPHUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA; Discussant: Alexis Henry, ScD, OTR/L, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA

Now is the Time Healthy Transitions (NITT-HT) is a SAMHSA-funded initiative that aims to improve access to treatment and support services for transition-age youth and young adults (TAYYA), ages 16-25, who have, or are at risk for, serious mental health concerns and are likely to “fall through the cracks” of the mental health system. YouForward is implemented by a project team from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and two community-based organizations: 1) Children’s Friends and Family Services, a child- and family-serving agency, and 2) Vinfen, an adult-serving agency. The core evidence-based and evidence-informed services offered TAYYA by YouForward include team-based Wraparound services enhanced with the Achieve My Plan (AMP) approach, the Transition to Independence Process (TIP), Gathering and Inspiring Future Talent (GIFT) Trainings, and young adult Peer Mentors. YouForward has also established Drop-in Centers in both communities, launched a variety of social media activities, and has worked to develop expedited pathways to quickly and easily connect TAYYA to housing, education, employment, health care, and other services and supports in the community. YouForward represents an innovative model that bridges and connects child and adult mental health services in a way not previously undertaken by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. While certain components were in place, launching this new model necessitated the project team to fundamentally build YouForward from the ground up. This symposium will present emerging findings from our local process evaluation of the implementation of the program.  

Session 79ebp

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

Using Decision Support Data Systems to Guide Implementation of Evidence-Based Services
Symposium Chair: Matthew Davis, PhDUniversity of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Implementation Science has evolved into an important framework for understanding and improving the delivery of evidenced based services that consistently improve outcomes for children and their families. A core driver of implementation is decision support data systems (Fixsen, Blase, Naoom, & Wallace, 2009). These systems provide necessary feedback on progress which can be used to guide the implementation process and correct deviations. Although decision support data systems, and feedback in general, have been identified as a core implementation driver, such systems often fall short of expectations in actual practice. Many programs and agencies have difficulty creating effective systems due to barriers in accessing information, a lack of expertise, time constraints, and limited funds. This symposium will illustrate two approaches to developing decision support data systems. We will present a description of the approaches, including the theoretical frameworks and technology that guided development. The respective strengths and weaknesses of each will be discussed.

Session 80cw

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bayshore 7 ~ (Discussion Hour)

Partnering for Excellence: Improving Outcomes for Families Involved with Child Welfare
Jenny Cooper, Project Director, Benchmarks, Raleigh, NC

Session 81

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

Ladder of Participation for Youth Voice in Advocacy Work: What Rung Are You On?
Debra Cady, MSW, LCSW, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Georgetown University / Independent Consultant, Washington, DC; Ciara Khan, Youth Engagement Specialist, Youth M.O.V.E. Miami, Miami Gardens, FL

Session 82yya

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

Outreach, Engagement, and Program Evaluation in Coordinated Specialty Care for Early Psychosis Implemented in Delaware and New York
Symposium Chair: Emily Lichvar, PhDSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD; Discussant: Sally Jue, MSW, Center for Applied Research Solutions, Los Angeles, CA

Delaware CORE and OnTrackNY are two early intervention treatment programs that use the Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) approach. This approach aims to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) and has been demonstrated to improve outcomes for young people between the ages of 16-30 years old. CSC consists of a suite of evidence-based interventions and has been demonstrated to be more effective than traditional treatment modalities (Dixon et al., 2015). Integral to this approach is ongoing evaluation of fidelity to the treatment model and client outcomes to ensure that services are effective and delivered as intended. Furthermore, due to the age of onset of psychosis, appropriate strategies that partner with young people are necessary to effectively engage and keep them connected to services (Dixon, Holoshitz, & Nossel, 2016; Lucksted et al., 2015). These strategies include outreach presentations, media presence, youth newsletter, and youth council. This symposium will present two versions of CSC and their respective strategies for outreach, engagement, program evaluation, and outcomes to date.

Session 83

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

Examining Effects of an In-home Parenting Program: Preliminary Findings from a Randomized Trial
Ronald Thompson, PhD, Vice President and Director, Boys Town National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies, Father Flanagan's Boys’ Home, Boys Town, NE; Kristin Duppong Hurley, PhD, Research Professor and C0-Director, Academy for Child and Family Well-Being, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Matthew Lambert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Irina Patwardhan, PhD, Research Scientist, Boys Town National Research Institute, Father Flanagan's Boys’ Home, Boys Town, NE

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

Overcoming Barriers to Cross-System Collaboration to Better Serve Hawaii Youth with Co-occurring Mental Health Needs and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Their Families
Pratima Musburger, JD, MPHProject Director, Project Laulima, State of Hawaii's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, Honolulu, HI; Lesley Slavin, PhDChief Psychologist, State of Hawaii's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, Honolulu, HI

Session 84

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

Bridging Gaps in Youth Mental Health: Co-Designing the Youth Wellness Centre in Hamilton, Ontario
Juliana Tobon, PhDSt. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

Session 85

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

Comparing Teacher and Caregiver Ratings of the Academic Achievement of Young People Participating in a Rural System of Care
Jeffrey Anderson, Lu Zhang, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Jordan Moon, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Eric Gee, PhD, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID

Session 86wa

10:00 am - 10:45 am 
Esplanade 2 ~ (Paper)

Putting Data to Work: Utilizing Training and Coaching Data to Inform Wraparound Implementation Efforts
Marlene Matarese, PhDKimberly Estep, MA National Wraparound Implementation Center, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, MD

10:45 am - 11:30 am 
Esplanade 2 ~ (Paper)

Examining Turnover and Retention in Wraparound, Phase 1: Survey on Turnover among Wraparound Care Coordinators and Supervisors
Janet Walker, PhD, Research Professor, Regional Research Institute, School of Social Work, Portland State University, Portland, OR; Ryan Parigoris, BA, Research Assistant, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Organization, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA; Jennifer Schurer Coldiron, PhD, Research Scientist, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Session 87

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

Development of an Online Fidelity Measurement Tool for the Transition to Independence Process: TIP Solutions Review
Vanessa V. Klodnick, PhD, LCSWThresholds, Chicago, IL; Hewitt B. "Rusty" Clark, PhDNational Network on Youth Transition & University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

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

Description and Outcomes of a Perinatal Support Program for Young Adults with Significant Trauma and Mental Health Issues
Elaine Flynn-York, LCSW, Director of Prevention & Parenting, Young Adult Services, State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Middletown, CT; Traci McComiskey, CLD, CCCE, RCOSPE, IMH-E(1), Director, Birth Support, Education & Beyond, LLC, Niantic, CT

Session 88

10:00 am - 11:30 am 
Garrison Suites ~ (Discussion)

Can We Continuously Evaluate System Of Care Expansion by Combining 100% Sample “Big Data” from All Human Services and Entire School Populations to Investigate What Works and for Whom? Demonstration of Realist Evaluation from SAMHSA-Funded NY Counties: Chautauqua and Rockland  
Mansoor Kazi, PhDRealist Evaluation Inc., Jamestown, NY; Rachel Ludwig, LCSWChautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, Mayville, NY; Janet Sliva, LMHCRockland County, New City, NY; Yeongbin Kim, MSWRealist Evaluation Inc., Jamestown, NY

Mental health affects school functioning (Desrocher, 2015; Rossen & Cowan, 2014). However, most studies have focused on at-risk groups rather than the total school populations. This demonstration utilizes big data continuously on entire school populations from the SAMHSA-funded SOC expansion in Chautauqua and Rockland counties (NY). Methods included nonequivalent comparison group as well as matched quasi-experimental designs, combined with logistic regression to investigate what interventions worked and for whom, in real time.  

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