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How to Use the Resource Kit Materials—An Implementation Plan

Effective implementation of evidence-based practices is best achieved by using the materials with a structured complementary consultative and training program. As part of this project, a number of evidence-based practices implementation centers have been established throughout the country.

A brief description of a basic implementation plan that includes these supports is provided below. See the Implementation Tips for Mental Health Programs Leaders and Implementation Tips for Public Mental Health Authorities for more detailed suggestions regarding the implementation of Family Psychoeducation.

Consensus building

Build support for change

  • identify key stakeholders

  • provide information to all stakeholders

  • develop consensus regarding a vision for the practice at your agency

  • convey a vision and a commitment to all stakeholders

Enthusiasm for the implementation of the evidence-based practice can be generated by communicating how the practice benefits consumers and family members.

Use implementation resource materials:

  • Distribute information materials to the key stakeholder groups.

  • Hold informational meetings with key stakeholder groups.

  • Have opinion leaders within the different stakeholder groups co-host these meetings. Include a viewing of the introductory videotape.

  • An introductory PowerPoint presentation can be used to structure the informational meeting.

Developing an implementation plan

An action plan

  • identify an agency implementation leader

  • establish an implementation steering team that includes representatives from all

stakeholder groups

  • secure a consultant from an EBP implementation institute

  • develop an implementation plan

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