The Nebraska Evidence Based Practice Policy Research Consortium was held August 20-21, 2009 at the Wick Alumni Center Great Hall.


The Nebraska Evidence-Based Practice Policy Consortium is intended to be an outlet for policymakers, researchers, providers, and other stakeholders to gain knowledge about, investigate, and engage in the rigorous research of child and adolescent behavioral health practices in the state of Nebraska. Through sharing of expertise and professional development opportunities, the Consortium participants are encouraged to continue to lessen the “research to practice gap”.

Desired objectives of the Consortium were:

  1. Identify opportunities for collaboration among researchers, policy makers, service providers, and family members that will result in more effective services for children and families in Nebraska.

  2. Identify the priorities and outcomes for successful ongoing collaboration to support the advancement of evidence based practices.

  3. Develop specific action plans for ongoing collaboration in six focus areas: Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, Education, Public Health, and Early Childhood. These groups will be facilitated by a researchers and policy makers and will include key state leaders in these areas.

The Nebraska Evidence Based Practice Policy Research Consortium was held at the Wick Alumni Center Great Hall on Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st.  On Friday, August 21st, Dr. John Weisz held a session open to the public from 9:30-11:30am. 

Consortium Materials (Adobe PDF format):
Click here to see the Consortium Agenda.
Click here to see the Day 1 Presentation.
Click here to see the Day 2 Presentation.
Click here to see the Particicpant List.
Click here for Pre-Survey Results.
Click here for Post-Survey Results.

 

Nebraska Evidence-Based Practice Policy Consortium Sponsors
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Nebraska Public Policy Center
Center on Children, Families, and Law
Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools