Category: Child / Adolescent - School-Related Issues

Symposium

Symposium 7 - Overcoming Barriers to Disseminating Evidence-Based Practices in Urban Schools and Primary Care

Friday, November 17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Sapphire Ballroom B, Level 4, Sapphire Level

Keywords: Child Externalizing | School | Dissemination
Presentation Type: Symposium

Individuals from under-resourced, urban settings underutilize mental health treatments (Eiraldi et al, 2006). Addressing operational and attitudinal barriers is essential to disseminate empirically based principles and practices (EBPs). This symposium will highlight four different efforts to disseminate EBPs to an urban, underserved population. It will present findings of research teams applying interventions in urban schools and primary care practices. Interventions range from school-wide and classroom-wide universal and targeted prevention programs to integrated behavioral health intervention programs offered in the context of schools and primary care. Interventions target a range of functional problems, with a focus on externalizing and executive functioning problems. All EBPs are based on principles of social learning theory, cognitive-behavioral psychology, and developmental-ecological psychology. Presentations highlight strategies to promote participant engagement and problem solving to reduce barriers to treatment. Presentations also emphasize strategies for measuring and promoting intervention adherence among key agents of change (school staff, parents, teachers, primary care providers). The first presentation (Eiraldi et al) presents results from a clinical trial based in poorly resourced urban schools designed to enhance implementation of EBPs for externalizing problems using a School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports service delivery system. The second presentation (Gallagher et al) presents data from two pilot studies disseminating an evidence-based clinic-based Organizational Skills Training program to elementary and middle school students in low-resourced New York City public schools through delivery by school staff. The third presentation (Daly et al) describes dissemination of an evidence-based behavior management and social competence curriculum as a universal classroom-wide prevention intervention in urban elementary schools. The final presentation (Nissley-Tsiopinis et al) describes the dissemination of a combined Behavioral Parent Training and Family-School collaboration intervention to urban underserved children by administering the intervention in urban primary care practice. These results have important implications for the dissemination of EBPs to urban, underserved populations to address a variety of psychological concerns. Symposium findings will enhance understanding of ways to effectively engage families in treatment, address barriers to care, and enhance treatment fidelity among change agents. Findings will also enhance understanding of ways to ensure implementation fidelity while adapting EBPs to meet the needs of a population experiencing multiple stressors and barriers to treatment engagement.

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Thomas Power

Professor at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine & chief psychologist and associate chief of academic affairs in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Center for Management of ADHD
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine & Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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    Jenelle Nissley-Tsiopinis

    psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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    Marc S. Atkins

    Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research
    University of Illinois at Chicago

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    Ricardo B. Eiraldi

    Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Psychogist in Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health & program director of the Behavioral Health in Urban Schools program
    University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine & Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

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    Richard Gallagher

    Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone Medical Center

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    Brian Daly

    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Director, Practicum Training
    Drexel University

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    Jenelle Nissley-Tsiopinis

    psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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