Statewide dissemination of an evidence-based practice using Breakthrough Series Collaboratives

Journal Article

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. The emerging field of implementation science has begun to inform the increasing efforts to disseminate evidence-based practices. The Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) model was used to disseminate trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) across Connecticut over three years. Participants were 179 outpatient clinical staff across 16 community-based agencies that implemented TF-CBT. A total of 588 children and families received TF-CBT. Children completing treatment showed significant reductions in PTSD and depression symptoms. Quantitative and qualitative data about the BSC model are presented. The BSC is a promising approach for dissemination of evidence-based practices, and recommendations for additional research on BSCs and sustainment of evidence-based practices are made. s

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lang, JM; Franks, RP; Epstein, C; Stover, C; Oliver, JA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 /

Start / End Page

  • 201 - 209

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-7409

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.06.005

Citation Source

  • Scopus