From Theory to Practice: One Agency's Experience with Implementing an Evidence-Based Model

Journal Article (Journal Article)

As evidence-based practice is becoming integrated into children's mental health services as a means of improving outcomes for children and youth with severe behavioral and emotional problems, therapeutic foster care (TFC; a specialized treatment approach for such youth) is one of few community-based programs considered to be evidence-based. "Together Facing the Challenge" (TFTC) which was tested in a randomized trial of TFC has been identified as an evidence-based model. We describe the experiences reported by one of the agencies that participated in our study and how they have incorporated TFTC into their on-going practice. We highlight key implementation strategies, challenges faced, and lessons learned as the agency moved forward towards full implementation of TFTC. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murray, M; Culver, T; Farmer, E; Jackson, LA; Rixon, B

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 844 - 853

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1062-1024

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10826-013-9738-x

Citation Source

  • Scopus