Serene S. Olin

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Increased availability of research-supported, school-based prevention programs, coupled with the growing national policy emphasis on use of evidence-based practices, has contributed to a shift in research priorities from efficacy to implementation and dissemination. A critical issue in moving research to practice is ensuring high-quality implementation of(More)
Measurement feedback systems (MFSs) have been proposed as a means of improving practice. The present study examined the implementation of a MFS, the Contextualized Feedback System (CFS), in two community-based clinic sites. Significant implementation differences across sites provided a basis for examining factors that influenced clinician uptake of CFS.(More)
Introduction Although D&I models identify several potential facilitators and barriers to adoption of evidence-based practices, the contextual characteristics that determine the relative importance of these factors remain largely unknown. The objectives of this study were to identify the most significant facilitators and barriers to innovation and adoption(More)
Professional family peer advocates are increasingly employed by public mental health systems to deliver family-to-family support that reduces barriers families face in accessing children's mental health care. These services, however, are neither uniformly available nor standardized. This pilot study describes the process, content and context of(More)
Sweeping and profound structural, regulatory, and fiscal changes are rapidly reshaping the contours of health and mental health practice. The community-based practice contexts described in the excellent review by Garland and colleagues are being fundamentally altered with different business models, regional networks, accountability standards, and incentive(More)
OBJECTIVE Although schools are identified as critical for detecting youth mental disorders, little is known about whether the number of mental health providers and types of resources that they offer influence student mental health service use. Such information could inform the development and allocation of appropriate school-based resources to increase(More)
Treatment participation was examined among youth enrolled in an evaluation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for trauma following the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster. Staff at nine agencies serving a predominantly low-income ethnically diverse population were trained to deliver CBT and structured engagement strategies. Four hundred and forty-five youth(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined how mental health clinic administrators decided whether or not to adopt evidence-based and other innovative practices by exploring their views of implementation barriers and facilitators and operation of these views in assessment of implementation costs and benefits. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 75(More)
States and healthcare systems spend significant resources on mental and physical health services, are responsible for serving entire populations under their purview, and struggle to ensure that the services they provide are informed by the best available evidence. Consequently, implementation research has become a powerful branch of applied science with a(More)
A randomized experiment was conducted in two outpatient clinics evaluating a measurement feedback system called contextualized feedback systems. The clinicians of 257 Youth 11–18 received feedback on progress in mental health symptoms and functioning either every 6 months or as soon as the youth’s, clinician’s or caregiver’s data were entered into the(More)
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