Innovations in Practice
Innovations in Practice: Dissemination and implementation of child–parent psychotherapy in rural public health agencies
Version of Record online: 1 OCT 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Child and Adolescent Mental Health © 2013 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 215–218, September 2014
How to Cite
Barnett, E. R., Rosenberg, H. J., Rosenberg, S. D., Osofsky, J. D. and Wolford, G. L. (2014), Innovations in Practice: Dissemination and implementation of child–parent psychotherapy in rural public health agencies. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 19: 215–218. doi: 10.1111/camh.12041
- Issue online: 12 AUG 2014
- Version of Record online: 1 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 JUL 2013
- NH Endowment for Health
- Fidelity Foundation
- Child–parent psychotherapy;
- community mental health
Early trauma exposure can have long-term negative health effects. Few young children receive evidence-based trauma treatment. This article explores the feasibility of implementing Child–Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), an evidence-based intervention, in rural public health agencies.
Twenty-three clinicians across four agencies were trained. Training outcomes and implementation barriers and facilitators were assessed.
One hundred twelve client–caregiver dyads began the year-long treatment; 50% are currently enrolled or have completed treatment. Barriers and facilitators to implementation were identified.
CPP is feasible to implement in rural community mental health agencies. Important lessons were learned related to planning, implementation, and sustainability.