“In The Loop” is a quarterly newsletter for MST professionals. The current issue is shown below.
Winter 2013/2014 Issue
Promoting Evidence-Based Programs
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development, the event host, identifies programs in the areas of violence, delinquency, substance use, academic success, physical and mental health, emotional well-being, and positive relationships. This conference is used to provide guidance and tools to help participants identify programs that meet the highest scientific standard of effectiveness and successfully implement these programs in their own communities.
Public systems and schools spend millions of dollars each year to address problems that prevent children and youth from reaching their full potential, but often do not see the results they hope to achieve. While research has identified ways to help children avoid risks, public systems and schools do not always know which programs and services to choose or how to fund them.
“Now is the time for state and local agencies to invest taxpayer dollars into programs that work for our young people; programs that are backed by years of research and positive outcomes,” says Delbert Elliott, a conference keynote speaker and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado Boulder.
Other keynote speakers include various government and organization leaders, such as Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Breakout sessions and exhibit spaces allow for maximum networking and time to learn from peers.
This year’s conference will also include an exclusive screening of the critically acclaimed Kids for Cash documentary. This film chronicles the stories of the children, families and judges in the notorious Luzerne County, Pennsylvania scandal of the same name, and is an eye-opening account of the long-term impact our current policies are having on youth. Kids for Cash provides a powerful endorsement of the work to make effective Blueprint Model and Promising Programs accessible to more families and is a clear illustration of the need for early intervention.
MST Services is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for the 2014 Blueprints Conference and looks forward to seeing many of you in Denver. For those not able to join, we hope you will join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter and look for updates and photos.
MST Services Announces New Process for Whatever It Takes (WIT) Awards
Due to the increased number of nominations, we are making a slight change to how the awards are selected and acknowledged.
The initiation of the award process will remain the same – if you wish to nominate someone for an award, you can do so online. Each nomination will be vetted, with winners receiving a letter /certificate and having their names listed in our quarterly newsletter (In The Loop). This is the process we have used in the past – and this is not changing.
What WILL be different is that we will now be selecting a quarterly ‘All-Star’ from each category, and listing those persons separately. The All-Star in each category will receive a special award – acknowledging this achievement. This list of All-Stars will be listed In The Loop as well.
At the end of each year, the Annual WIT award winners will be selected from the list of All-Stars in each category, and announced In The Loop. In addition, these winners will receive a special award, and be recognized at the International MST Conference (in years when a conference is held).
In an effort to begin this process, we have listed below the WIT Award winners for 2013, the All-Stars for each quarter, and the Annual WIT award winners.
Thank you again for making our WIT award program such a success. Please continue nominating staff, champions and stakeholders for recognition.
2013 Quarterly WIT All Star Winners
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"Implementation: Research on Tools; Research as Tool"
456 MacDonell, K., Ellis, D., Naar-King, S., Adams, C., Adams, A., Cunningham, P. B. (2010). Predictors of home-based obesity treatment efficacy for African American youth. Children’s Health Care, 39, 1-14.
57 Schaeffer, C. M., Henggeler, S. W., Ford, J. D., Mann, M., Chang, R. C., Chapman, J. E. (2014). RCT of a promising vocational/employment program for high-risk juvenile offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46, 134-143.
458 Zajac, K., Sheidow, A. J., Davis, M. (2013). Transition age youth with mental health challenges in the juvenile justice system. Washington, DC: Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health.
459 Schoenwald, S. K., Garland, A. F. (2013). A review of treatment adherence measurement methods. Psychological Assessment, 25(1), 146-156.
460 Garland, A., Schoenwald, S. K., (2013). Use of effective and efficient quality control methods to implement psychosocial interventions. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 20(1), 33-43.
461 Schoenwald, S. K., Mehta, T. G., Frazier, S. L., Shernoff, E. S. (2013). Clinical supervision in effectiveness and implementation research. Clinical Psychology : Science and Practice, 20(1), 44-59.
462 Schaeffer, C. M., Swenson, C. C., Tuerk, E. H., Henggeler, S. W. (2013). Comprehensive treatment for co-occurring child maltreatment and parental substance abuse: Outcomes from a 24-month pilot study of the MST-Building Stronger Families program. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37(8), 596-607.
All existing MST-related publications can be located at the Family Services Research Center's website.
- Medicaid Discussion Group - The next call is scheduled for May 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm ET. Interested in joining this call? Please email Melanie.Duncan@mstservices.com
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