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A Multilevel Framework for Local Policy Development and Implementation

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Children and families deserve to have confidence that the services and supports they receive are the most effective interventions available. The concept of evidence-based and promising practices has developed as a strategy for achieving improved mental health outcomes for children and families in recent years, and the implementation of evidence-based and promising practices has grown more influential in the United States (Raghavan, Bright, & Shadoin, 2008; Tanenbaum, 2003). The term evidence-based practices (sometimes called EBPs) refers to prevention or treatment approaches that are supported by documented scientific evidence (e.g., research results from randomized or quasi-experimental designs). Promising practices are those which, although lacking a rigorous base of research evidence, show promising field-based or theoretical support. These might include locally developed services and supports intended to meet the specific strengths and needs of local populations.

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  • Policy Level
  • Local Policy
  • Staff Development
  • Evaluation Team
  • Communication Domain

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    The Sustainable Infrastructure Project was established as a collaboration between a university research team from the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida and a group of local intervention partners that included funders, administrative authorities, provider agencies, and families for the purpose of developing local policy to support, improve and sustain best practice in local programs. The levels and domains of the policy framework were identified through interview and observational data collected and analyzed over a 3-year period.

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Hodges, S., Ferreira, K. (2013). A Multilevel Framework for Local Policy Development and Implementation. In: Culp, A. (eds) Child and Family Advocacy. Issues in Clinical Child Psychology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7456-2_14

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