Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9609-574X

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2-2019

DOI

10.1080/23761407.2018.1517068

Publication Title

Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work

Volume

16

Issue

1

College/School

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Grant

Grant #90CO1122

Funder

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau

Abstract

This article describes how implementation science and intervention research guided the process of selecting and implementing an evidence-informed intervention (Tuning in to Teens; TINT). TINT was provided as a selective prevention effort offered to families with youth aged 10 to 13 years old, with characteristics that suggest an elevated risk for post-permanency discontinuity. Usability testing findings: Contact was made with 54% of families, and 12% participated in the intervention. Multivariate results found no statistically significant differences between families who responded to outreach efforts and those who did not; families who participated in TINT and those who did not. Implications: Large public child welfare systems wanting to implement evidence-informed interventions can follow the steps detailed in this paper for selecting, adapting and implementing an intervention. Further, providers that seek to offer post adoption and guardianship services, a growing service need, may gain some insights into activities that promote service usage with this population.

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