Evidence-Based Practices Symposium: Outreach to Outcome: Continuum of Prevention and Early Intervention Services
HELD: Monday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) co-sponsored the Evidence-Based Practices Symposium: Outreach to Outcome: Continuum of Prevention and Early Intervention Services. This symposium was held at the Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California on Monday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
Our conference theme, “Outreach to Outcome: Continuum of Prevention and Early Intervention Services,” reflected the true spirit of collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Heath’s PEI implementation and the statewide implementation of evidence-based practices. The conference consisted of high-quality presentations related to strategies that are culturally relevant, with many workshops focusing on the unique needs of the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) population. This Symposium was intended to provide a range of skills training and data-informed research that would:
Enhance outreach efforts, particularly to vulnerable
Manage more effectively the implementation of evidence
based practices (EBP)
Support sustainability of programs
Promote utilization of outcomes in the treatment process.
California counties have been instrumental in changing their mental health systems through the implementation of PEI, EBP’s, and the use of outcomes. Successes have been achieved despite numerous challenges related to this new array of services. Standardized outcomes and other data collection demonstrate the successes of such programs and practices. Streamlined implementation and sustainability strategies have contributed to their success. We hope to see you at this year’s Evidence-Based Practices Symposium!