The Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) serves as a training, technical assistance, evaluation, policy, systems design, and finance center for the Maryland Children's Cabinet and its member agencies, along with multiple other states, localities, and private organizations.

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  • Doors to Detention: Prince George's County Detention Utilization Study

    Garry, Lisa; Elmore, Pat; Jackson, Walter; Johnson, Martin; Jones, Sherry; Nelson, Juanica; Odie, Iris; Hawkins, Delmonica; Farrell, Jill; Betsinger, Sara; Thomas, Sarah (Maryland. Department of Juvenile ServicesUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work. Institute for Innovation & Implementation, 2012-12)
  • Doors to Detention: Statewide Detention Utilization Study

    Betsinger, Sara; Strickman, S.; Farrell, Jill; Irvine, John; Stables, Marci; Meyers, Virginia; Garry, Lisa; Walters, Susan Russell (University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work. Institute for Innovation & Implementation, 2013-06)
  • Maryland's First Unaccompanied Homeless Youth & Young Adult Count: Findings from Youth REACH MD Phase 2

    Shannahan, Ryan; Harburger, Deborah Sarah; Unick, George Jay; Greeno, Elizabeth J.; Shaw, Terry V. (University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work. Institute for Innovation & Implementation, 2016-05)
    Every night in Maryland, thousands of youth and young adults living on their own turn to their a friend's couch, a stranger's house, a vacant building, the street, or some other tenuous or unsuitable location for a place to sleep. These are unaccompanied homeless youth - youth or young adults under 25 years old who are not in the care of their parents or guardians and lack access to safe, adequate, and reliable housing. We know these youth are individuals with their own stories and experiences and that they are not defined by their housing status. This report—and all of the work of Youth REACH MD—is designed to identify the common challenges and barriers that result in youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in order to end youth homelessness. No finding, statement, or analysis in this report should be taken to diminish the importance of the voices of youth and young adults or to minimize the individual experiences, preferences, and vision for the future that each youth and young adult has for themselves. This report reflects the aggregate findings regarding a diverse population of youth and young adults who were willing share of themselves by participating in this survey, and we are grateful to them for sharing their stories and experiences with us and for helping us to gain new and deeper understanding of what it means to experience homelessness.
  • Home Visiting In Maryland: Opportunities & Challenges of Sustainability

    Nadiv, Sarah; Harburger, Deborah Sarah; Sulzbach, Denise (2012-07-17)
  • Maryland Mobile Crisis and Stabilization Services - Essential Components

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work. Institute for Innovation & Implementation (2012-12-20)
  • Maryland's Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Evaluation

    Stephan, Sharon; Mettrick, Jennifer; Nadiv, Sarah; Bedi, Sanniya; Chambers, Kerri L.; Bruno, Anthony, Ph.D.; Perry, Deborah F.; Holland, Courtney M.; Darling-Kuria, Nikki; Pell, Karen (2011-10-31)
    In October 2006, based on promising results of prior Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) efforts in Maryland, eleven sites were funded to provide consultation to child care providers throughout Maryland. In 2008, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) funded the University of Maryland School of Medicine in partnership with Georgetown University and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) partner, CKD Communications, to conduct an evaluation of this program. The evaluation was designed to document the ECMHC service characteristics, the impact of ECMHC services on children and their early childhood education (ECE) environments, as well as factors related to why children exit ECE settings.
  • Building Cross-System Implementation Centers: A Roadmap for State and Local Child-and Family-Serving Agencies in Developing Centers of Excellence (COE)

    Mettrick, Jennifer; Harburger, Deborah Sarah; Kanary, Patrick J.; Lieman, Rebecca Bertell; Zabel, Michelle (University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work. Institute for Innovation & Implementation, 2015-12)
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy in Maryland: FY 2013 Implementation Report

    Farrell, Jill; Betsinger, Sara; Chen, David, M.S.; Mettrick, Jennifer; Zabel, Michelle (University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work. Institute for Innovation & Implementation, 2014-10)
    Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSTF) is one of five prioritized evidence-based practices selected by Maryland’s Children’s Cabinet with the goal of providing empirically-supported community-based practices that address key outcomes for youth and families (e.g., delinquency, family functioning, etc.). Since FY2011, the Institute for Innovation & Implementation has helped to support the facilitation of BSFT implementation in Maryland and continues to provide technical assistance and data reporting to providers.
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy in Maryland: FY 2014 Implementation Report

    Farrell, Jill; Betsinger, Sara; Chen, David, M.S.; Acuna, Rhea; Lowther, Jennifer; Zabel, Michelle (University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work. Institute for Innovation & Implementation, 2015-08)
    Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) is one of five prioritized evidence-based practices selected by Maryland's Children's Cabinet with the goal of providing empirically-supported community-based practices that address key outcomes for youth and families (e.g. delinquency, family functioning, etc.) Since fiscal year (FY) 2011, The Institute for Innovation & Implementation has supported BSFT implementation in Maryland, providing technical assistance and data reporting to providers and stakeholders. The following report summarizes BSFT utilization, fidelity, and outcomes in Maryland for FY14.
  • Functional Family Therapy

    University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work. Institute for Innovation & Implementation (University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work, 2012)
    Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is one of five prioritized evidence-based practices chosen by Maryland's Children's Cabinet for Statewide implementation in an effort to reduce costly out-of-home placements and provide empirically supported community-based practices that address key outcomes (e.g., long-term rates or rearrest, school attendance, ect.). Maryland's FFT programs data for fiscal year (FY) 2001 indicate that a diverse group of 866 youth and families received FFT, and that the majority of youth had positive outcomes at discharge from FFT. Further, only a small percentage of youth who received services were ultimately committed to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) because of a new referral or arrest after discharge from FFT.
  • Child Welfare Performace Indicators Report

    Shaw, Terry V.; Kolupanowich, Nicholas; Ayer, David; Maryland. Department of Human Resources; Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children (2016-12-01)