This update focuses on the implementation of evidence-based practices:
The link below is for a study entitled, Social networks and implementation of evidence-based practices in public youth-serving systems: a mixed-methods study. This study examines “the structure and operation of social networks of information and advice and their role in making decisions as to whether to adopt new evidence-based practices (EBPs) among agency directors”.
The link below is for a study entitled, Factors that influenced county system leaders to implement an evidence-based program: a baseline survey within a randomized controlled trial. The study examines the decisions and factors most heavily weighted by leaders when considering implementing a new evidence-based model.
The link below is to a report completed by the California Institute of Mental Health. This report is a comprehensive review of the efforts in California to promote innovative, evidence-based practices within the community mental health system. While this is a 2006 publication, the ideas and efforts covered in this report continue to be relevant today.