WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO IMPLEMENT AN EVIDENCE-BASED MODEL?
To the model developer as well as to the service deliverer, implementation means “adoption”. Implementation must insure that the evidence based program/practice (EBP) can be not only effective, but also sustained over time.
Implementation is not an Event ....it is a Process, and research indicates this process can take from 3-5 years, sometimes longer.
The Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami™ works with the agencies' staff, with community partners, and with stakeholders to produce and develop a full systematic context that supports efficacy and success from referral to completion of each case. For this purpose, FTTIM consults and coaches the agencies in all matters related to the core components---drivers--- of the organizational implementation plan.
The Implementation Drivers are interactive processes that have the maximum potential for influencing staff behavior and organizational functioning. These drivers, shown below, are also compensatory in nature in that a weakness in one can be overcome by strengths in another. An organization needs to establish a near flawless relationship with referral sources, providing them training/seminars as needed so they are aware of the model's application. FTTIM can help organize those as it is important that all stakeholders in the implementation be united in this effort.
Organizational leaders must also be keen on researching funding streams to keep the program alive. It is best to seek funding for the future the moment the program goes live.
And needless to say, the appropriate clinicians need to be sourced and courted so that they can succeed in the training. Click on any one of the links below to review these important drivers:
- Programmatic Congruency - theoretical understanding of the Model
- Aligning the "FIT" between BSFT and the target client population
- Adequate staffing
- Staff Training (see TRAINING tab)
- Fidelity and Adherence Supervision following Initial training (see TRAINING tab)
- Management of the Referral and Intake processes
- Sustainability Drivers and Outcome Measures