Yesterday, Wendy Stone joined UW colleagues Ann Vander Stoep and Elizabeth McCauley in Los Angeles to present a symposium at the 2019 International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (IRSCAP) Convention. The symposium was entitled “Solving the Problem of Poor Access to Empirically-Supported Mental Health Interventions Locally and Globally.”
Dr. Vander Stoep (Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology) described her program to promote healthy parenting by increasing knowledge about the effects of harsh parenting on the developing brain. She has partnered with community-based organizations both in Malawi and the Ethiopian community in Seattle to increase positive parenting skills.
Dr. McCauley (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) described the BRISC program (Brief Intervention for School Clinicians), a 4-session, flexible school-based intervention for high school students. Preliminary results revealed positive improvements for both mental health counselors and students, and she is now conducting a randomized controlled trial in public schools in 3 states comprising 52 high schools.
Dr. Stone (Department of Psychology) presented on the Screen-Refer-Treat (SRT) Study, which involves working with community-based providers in primary care and early intervention to increase the use of evidence-based screening and intervention for toddlers with, or suspected of having, autism. You can read more about the SRT study on our website!