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IBS Speaker Series: Statewide Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments: Lessons Learned Over 15 Years in Connecticut
March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Jason Lang,
Abstract: Dissemination of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) is increasingly being touted as an important strategy for improving children’s behavioral health services. However, the promise of increasing access to EBTs has been tempered by the realities of community-based mental health practice and reimbursement. This presentation will describe Connecticut’s approach and lessons learned disseminating EBTs over the past 15 years to dozens of providers and schools who provided EBTs to more than 15,000 children. Data from these initiatives and recommendations and future directions emerging in the field to improve dissemination of EBTs will be shared.
Bio: Jason Lang, Ph.D. is Vice President of Mental Health Initiatives at the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) and a licensed clinical psychologist who holds appointments as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at UCONN Health and at the Child Study Center in the Yale School of Medicine. He leads CHDI’s mental health initiatives including in the areas of evidence-based treatments (EBTs), trauma informed care, school and community programs, and policy and system development. Dr. Lang is a nationally recognized expert who has published and presented on childhood trauma, evidence-based treatments, trauma screening, and implementation science. A major area of Dr. Lang’s work has been on developing partnerships with state agencies, researchers, and community providers to test, implement and evaluate innovative strategies for disseminating and sustaining evidence-based treatments.