Expanding Evidence-Based Practice: A State-Wide Dissemination Effort Targeting Child Welfare Providers

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The child welfare system in the state of Tennessee has faced many challenges, including accessing best practice mental health treatment, particularly for youth experiencing traumatic stress. In response, five state-funded groups, who were created to provide support and consultation to the Department of Children’s Services, initiated a project to train agencies serving the child welfare system in the use of evidence-based treatment. The result of this multi-disciplinary collaboration, which included individuals from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, was a state-wide dissemination and implementation program on the use of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The presenter(s) will briefly outline the development of the project; discuss gaining support in both urban and rural underserved communities; and share important lessons learned.


Los Angeles, CA

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