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What’s New?

New Resources for Common Problems

  • New Resources under “How can I learn more about mental health concerns?”
    • Family Education Fact Sheets: (5/26/2017) This site was developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It offers multiple handouts specifically targeting families and consumers that provide general symptoms, treatment options, and support services for various mental illnesses.
  • New Resources under “How can I find support for my family?”
    • Powered till 26: (7/11/2017) Ran by the HI H.O.P.E.S. youth leadership boards, “Powered Till 26″ is a campaign that provides free medicaid coverage for former foster care youth in Hawai’i until the age of 26. Their website offers more information on how to qualify and apply for this free medicaid coverage.
    • Shaka Town: (7/24/2017) This site offers healthcare information for youth transitioning from foster care to independent living. Additionally, Shaka Town has numerous links to informational websites about teen mental health news, diagnosis, treatment, and studies.
    • Yes Hawaii: (7/24/2017)This site offers information about Yes Hawaii, a new program administered by Family Programs Hawai‘i, in partnership with EPIC ‘Ohana and the Department of Human Services. Yes Hawaii provides peer support, outreach services, engagement in meaningful events and leadership activities for anyone in foster care between the ages of 14-26.

Last Quarterly EBS Committee Roundtable Presentation

  • Sep 05, 2017 – Effects of Workshop Trainings on Practice Element Utilization among Therapists in Hawaii’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division: Listen to Priya McLennan’s presentation on longitudinal knowledge, attitudinal, and behavioral changes among CAMHD therapists in response to EBP trainings focused on practice elements derived from the evidence base. Please click on the links below to access this presentation.

Upcoming EBS Roundtable Presentation

  • Coming soon…

22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health Presentation (October 2017)

  • Therapists’ Technique Intentions for School-Age Youth: Below are links to documents referenced in the presentation titled Therapists’ Technique Intentions for School-Age Youth: Do they Vary by Presenting Problem and Align with the Evidence-base? The first link is a copy of the Monthly Treatment Progress Summary (MTPS; CAMHD, 2005) utilized by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) of the state of Hawai‘i Department of Health for ongoing practice monitoring and evaluation efforts. The remaining three links relate to our research study on therapists’ practice-related intentions and include the measure we created to assess therapists’ intentions (i.e., T-BIS) and two separate figures depicting the results from our study (practices ordered from most to least frequently endorsed for each problem area).