Implementing EBPs for Children and Families

On October 15, 2013, the North Carolina Practice Improvement Collaborative met to discuss Implementing Evidence-based Practices for Children and Families.  As the first of three meetings in 2013-14 under the banner, Improving Outcomes:  Improving Lives, this meeting featured four speakers.

Gerard Bouwman, President, TFC Consultants spoke on Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)—the evidence supporting the model, its component parts, training, and implementation costs.

In North Carolina, the Alexander Youth Network has implemented Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO). Hontah Epps, Executive Director, Mecklenburg Division, and Sherronda Banks, Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) Program Manager, gave concrete examples of how their Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)program operates and included lessons that they had learned.

Dana Hagele, MD, MPH, Co-Director of the North Carolina Child Treatment Program (CTP) spoke of how the program will improve the health and functioning of infants, children, adolescents, and their families by serving as a platform for the delivery and support of evidence-based mental health treatments in multiple settings.

Five interventions were introduced:  Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up, and Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress.

Eighty-three individuals, representing state agencies, LME-MCOs, provider agencies, and universities attended the event.  Forty-eight completed an evaluation of the meeting.

Click here to download a copy of the evaluation results.


Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) Overview – Gerard Bouwman, President, TFC Consultants

Alexander Youth Network Presentation – Hontah Epps, Executive Director, Mecklenburg Divison and Sherronda Banks, MTFC Program Manager

NC Child Treatment ProgramClient Measures Summary – Dana Hagele, MD, MPH, Co-Director, NC Child Treatment Program

Literature Review – Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care


NC PIC Meeting 10.15.13