Tools? We’ve got your tools right here. Step right up. Quality improvement tools used by professionals the world over. You don’t need no damned six sigma. We’ve got you covered at qualitysocialservice.com. Here are five tools for the emerging QI … Continue reading
The Brits have been hard at work reviewing and reforming their child welfare system. The Munro Report, an independent report requested by the government, calls for a move from a culture focused on CYA and paperwork to a learning culture … Continue reading
Major League Baseball emailed me this week to let me know that my renewal subscription to mlb.com is ready, so I can watch up to 200 spring training games and 2340 regular season games. It is typical that they told … Continue reading
Two stories from the past, but in the news this week, resonate with implications for today’s services for troubled youth. The first was the NPR story of the laundries run by the Catholic church to which thousands of young Irish girls … Continue reading
In an article pre-published online, prolific Yale child psychologist Alan Kazdin and colleague Sarah Rabbitt detail what they call five novel models for delivering mental health care that move beyond a highly trained mental health clinician sitting in an office with an … Continue reading
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Here is a great quote about the state of substance abuse treatment in America, lifted from a new book, Inside Rehab, by Anne Fletcher and broadcast in this post by NY Times health writer Jane Brodey. Despite substantial gains in learning what works in substance abuse treatment, most programs "use exactly the same kind of treatment you would have received in 1950," according to A. Thomas McLellan, co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia.
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At the 2013 Society for Social Work and Research meeting in San Diego, Tina Rzepnicki and Curtis McMillen hosted a dinner of social work academics and leaders to discuss what to do, in the most general terms, about social service … Continue reading