Mental health disorders are common in youth, impacting up to 1 in 5 children and adolescents. Typically, mental health difficulties result in impaired functioning and lower quality of life for both youth and their families. Fortunately, there are psychosocial treatments for the mental health needs of youth that have earned the "evidence-based" label. However, these treatments are not widely available, and it is estimated that it can take up to 17 years for them to be transported into community settings. As a result, a new field of dissemination and implementation (DI) science has emerged to address this problem. Dissemination refers to the transfer of information about evidence-based practices to community settings, and implementation refers to active strategies to assist adoption of evidence-based practices in community settings.
Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Child and Adolescent Mental Health is the first book to bring together the world's foremost experts in implementation science and evidence-based practices for youth to provide the latest findings around DI for children and adolescents.
Chapters provide comprehensive coverage of the science of dissemination and implementation across contexts, disorders, and international perspectives. This volume will be an essential resource to implementation scientists and scholars, instructors in doctoral-level training programs, and graduate students, as well as policymakers, community mental health clinicians and administrators, school administrators, researchers, and other mental health professionals.
About the Editors:
Rinad S. Beidas, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She is a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute, as well as a fellow in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded Implementation Research Institute (IRI). Dr. Beidas is also an alumnus fellow of the National Institutes of Health funded Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH), and the NIMH funded Child Intervention and Prevention Services (CHIPS) Fellowship.
Philip C. Kendall, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. Dr. Kendall has garnered several prestigious awards including Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the inaugural Research Recognition Award from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the Great Teacher award from Temple University, and Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Educational/Training Activities from ABCT.