Supervision Training & Coaching
Strengthening Supervision (Yale)
The Yale Program on Supervision uses a two-pronged approach to assist agencies. This involves: (1) the provision of consultation on strengthening agency standards, policies, and procedures related to supervision, and (2) training of front-line supervisors and mid-level managers on best practices in supervision. Program evaluation findings have demonstrated significant increases in participant ratings of their competence as supervisors. This is a good place to start for organizations that are interested in developing a strong supervisory practice across programs.
Reflective Supervision Training & Coaching
Work with youth and families experiencing adversity, poverty, trauma, and/or mental illness is complex. There are not always “right” answers. RS supports staff members by helping them to step back from the immediate, intense experience of the hands-on work. This opportunity is best suited for providers that have participated in the Strengthening Supervision (Yale) Initiative (Yale training is not a prerequisite however).
Implementation Science Workshops
The Knowledge Center hosts a series of workshops and webinars designed to build the knowledge and skills for effective development, selection, implementation, and sustainability of innovative and evidence-based programs and practices. The Knowledge Center provides direct consultation and partners with Dr. Allison Metz, Director of the National Implementation Research Network. NIRN materials are all open source; those used in our workshops are provided below.
IHT Practice Profile Workshop, November 16, 2015
MassHealth’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) has prioritized In-Home Therapy (IHT) services as a focus of quality improvement efforts in FY 2016. IHT is a critically important service used by many thousands of youth and families. Yet case reviews with the Massachusetts Practice Review (MPR) have indicated extensive opportunity for improvement in IHT. MassHealth believes that IHT services could be improved if guided by a well specified, fully operationalized Practice Profile.
The IHT practice profile will build on MPR findings and the interviews that informed MassHealth’s practice guidelines. This workshop will launch an intensive process of gathering stakeholder input and reviewing research literature to complete and test the IHT practice profile.
The CBHI Office is partnering with the Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center to develop a practice profile for IHT services. Together, they are working with the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) for expert consultation in developing a practice profile, using a process and tool developed by the NIRN.
Stage-Based Implementation for Successful Service Delivery, May 2015
Moving an innovation or intervention through the stages of implementation requires the work of a team whose members are individually and collectively accountable for its success. This workshop was designed for teams and guided them through a structured assessment of activities based on the stages of implementation. Through this assessment and action planning work, implementation dilemmas were explored and used for full group discussion and reflection on implementation science and principles.
Participating teams represented the Joint DMH / DCF Family Partner Initiative, DMH’s Supporting Transition Age Youth and Young Adults (STAY) project, Caring Together, MCPAP SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment), and MCPAP for Moms.
Active Implementation for Successful Service Delivery, October 2014
A wide array of evidence-based programs / practices and service delivery innovations are being implemented throughout the Massachusetts children's behavioral health system. To support the success of these initiatives - individually and in combination - the Knowledge Center sponsored a full-day workshop on implementation science, Active Implementation for Successful Service Delivery.
The workshop introduced a framework and tools developed by the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). These tools help implementation leaders and teams apply a shared language and framework across initiatives, develop strategies for using individual, organizational, and leadership drivers, and assess, plan, and track implementation activities across stages, from design to sustainability.